I love to turn education into contests and ways for kids to earn other things. This way they associate achievement with learning from early on. Reading is a great way to expand your kids mind. Finding a way to increase the satisfaction they can get from reading is a great way to associate knowledge with power!
Mommy Moments with Abby's review of Mark-My-Time Digital Bookmark: When kids are old enough to read on their own it is good to combine what they want to read with books that will help expand their minds as well. Making this into a game is a great way to help them enjoy both. I love the digital bookmark because it is easily turned into a game. You can create a chart. One column is for time spent on books they choose and the other for books that you choose. When they get to the end of both columns by showing you the time they spend on the books with this bookmark they can get a prize. Maybe they have to do something extra like write about their favorite book and highlight why that book was their favorite earning them a big activity like movie at the theater of their choice with snacks! Offering this secondary prize for their work may just inspire them to read in a way where they are having to remember and think about the topics being presented. Using a metric like the bookmark that you can start and stop to have both them and you look at as the chart is filled out allows for them to see where their time goes! Then when they are done reading, they can use the bookmark to mark their page until next time! Check out this product for your little reader.
Mark-My-Time™ Digital Bookmark
There’s no other product quite like it! Now you can accurately track children’s required reading times to help take the work out of daily reading homework.
Named “Best New Product of 2004” by BookExpo America its fun colors and electronic functions encourage kids to make reading a daily habit. For parents, it's just a touch of a button, and the electronic timer is set to monitor how long a child reads.
Made of durable polyethylene plastic it’s available in six hot colors - Neon Blue, Neon Purple, Neon Green, Bright Pink, Bright Yellow and Bright Red. With its slim form, it fits neatly between the pages of any book.
At the top is a digital clock that's powered by a replaceable watch battery. Choose to set a countdown timer with alarm that alerts readers when they have completed their required reading time or use the cumulative timer, which stores up to 100 hours of reading time over multiple sessions until the reader chooses to delete it. A 60-second countdown/count up feature displays seconds at the one-minute mark to aid in fluency checks.
Also ideal for timing music practice sessions, timed math fact activities, meetings, homework study sessions, cooking and interval training when exercising.
Parents and teachers from across the country confirm that the mark-my-time digital bookmark is the best and easiest way to monitor reading time and keep kids excited about reading so they'll want to read more.
AGES 5 AND UP | Dimensions: 1-3/4" x 7-3/4"