My readers read and read and read to get to that spot so that they can open their envelope. Inside there is a small token/prize/treat to go along with something they have just read about or will be reading about. They love it!
I bought several kits for my grandkids to use. They really enjoyed reading and then finding the surprise that went with each chapter.
My child is a reluctant reader. His attitude changed after being introduced to the RIK program. He could not wait to sit down every day to read his book. The best thing about the RIK is that I never had to ask him to read. He would do it on his own. Such a change. Thank you RIK for getting my son excited to read and making me look like the good guy instead of the reading police!
RIK helps my children who don’t like to read as well as those who do. My reluctant readers find motivation to keep going and keep trying, knowing that if they only get a little further…they get to open another packet. My avid readers are able to branch out into different genres. I feel RIK not only motivates children to read, but it helps with comprehension. The packets often have a question to think about or something to watch for as they read. This helps direct their reading, engage their mind and consequently, help improve comprehension.
My kids have had a blast reading with the Reading Incentive Kits. They think more about what they are reading, make connections to the story and characters they read about and make predictions while they read. The kits force a child to stop and do this in a fun way that feels like a reward instead of a chore. I have especially noticed a difference for my child who has a hard time finishing books. With your kits she is able to keep the excitement going through out the whole book and has now completed several books which has made her a much more confident reader.
The Reading Incentive Kits have been incredibly helpful with my two daughters in developing their love for reading. My oldest daughter has always enjoyed reading, but especially loves the Reading Incentive Kit that comes with the book. My younger daughter doesn’t enjoy reading as much and asks me each day when she is reading, “have I read 20 minutes yet?” Imagine my delight when she read for 2 hours straight and completed the entire book with a Reading Incentive Kit.
I have a daughter who is an avid reader. The kits provided enrichment materials that helped her engage with books in a fun, new way. I have a son who is more of a reluctant reader. I rarely see him finish a book he has started reading. But with the incentive kits, he was picking up a book and finishing it in a day or two. I was amazed. The kits helped him discover that he really does like to read!
My child does not like to read too much. Having an Incentive Kit got him excited to read his book. He loved to see what would come next and what surprise he got to open. It helped with the constant fight of getting him to read. I love to use them!
I have two teenage daughters. One is an avid reader and one is not. My avid reader loved the kit. She really enjoyed opening each gift and it made reading the book a more exciting adventure for her. My reluctant reader was very motivated to read to the part where she could open her first envelope. It was the first time she has read a book for pure enjoyment for a long time! I think it renewed that love of reading in her.
My daughter loved the reading incentive kits! She said the kits were cool because it wasn’t just bribery as a reward for reading, like just saying “here’s a piece of candy for reading these chapters”….They were always pertinent to the book, talking points, or clues.
My son is already a lover of books and reading, however he was definitely excited with the RIK to get to the next incentive. It would push him to read more often and keep reading beyond when he would have stopped just to see what he could open next.
I purchased RIK kits for a family summer camping trip for my grandchildren, nieces and nephews. We wanted to have a “reading camp” as one of our activities. When I passed out the books and RIKS they were all so excited. It was such a positive experience. After the camp I gave another kit to my grandson. I told him I wanted him to read it in a week. He said “Grandma, I don’t know if I can do that. This book looks too long.” I told him to at least give it a try. The next morning at 11:00 am he called to say that he had finished the whole book! His Mom said he stayed up late reading and she found him the next morning in his bed finishing up the book. I believe it gave him the confidence that he could read a book by himself.
I loved the kits! They made reading a book so much more exciting and fun.