Do they use this sort of incentive program at

@ersmommy1 (12596)
United States
February 24, 2009 10:55am CST
schools in your area? My daughters school uses going to a theme park in our area as incentive to read. They give you a free ticket to the park. It's Six Flags. We only just found out about it. And the forms are due tomorrow. She has to have done at least 6 hours of reading from the beginning of the school year. Since she is in kindergarten it can be assisted. She far exceeded this goal. And we did keep a list with her Read at Home Program. Yes it seems like a bribe, when I was in school you just read. Period. No reward, reading was its own reward. But she earned it, so why not right?
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
24 Feb 09
My son got a paper like the one your daughter got at his old school. He never wanted to do it though. He read for school all the time, but did not care about the Six Flags thing. He wants to go to Six Flags too, so I don't get his not wanting to participate. He did get the Pizza Hut coupons through the Book It! program though.
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Pizza can be a great motivator!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Our incentive was a little 6 inch trophy for reading all year. Not alot but we worked hard for it. My little sister loves to read she exceeded her goal also. I swear you could set her in a library and she would be happy as a lark. I am glad htey are giving funner things to do. They do fun air filled games and slides at the end of the year for our kids.
• United States
25 Feb 09
It is actually more likely to be a tactic of the park than the school. It amounts for most people to a buy 1 get 1 free as you still have to get a ticket for yourself to take your child. I don't even know if my daughter would like the park.. she's not really fond of roller coasters. This was driven home at a carnival in our town one year where she started screaming bloody murder. :(
• United States
24 Feb 09
My son's school does this Reading Bug thing. They have to read so many books a year (and this too can be assisted) at the end of the year they win a prize and it's different for each age group. We also have the Pizza Hut thing. I think that it can be a good motivator if needed and there have been plenty of times when I've used these programs to bribe my son into reading. I think if it works do it, what does it hurt? When I was in school we had reading programs like that too and I remember really challenging myself so I could win whatever prize was being offered. I liked it and found it to be a good motivator for me and I think it works the same way for my son.
@katsmeow1213 (28910)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Yes, each month they give free coupons for a personal pan pizza from pizza hut if they read 10 books a month. It changes per grade level of course, and it stops at 5th grade I believe. It's nice, and the kids look forward to getting their free pizza at the end of each month.