Adults are responsible for logging how many minutes the children read on the internet, with the goal of reaching 600 minutes but the summer's end. But, since James had a reading log throughout kindergarten, I've decided to let the kids be responsible for keeping track and then I input it all online at the end of the week. This makes Hannah feel like a big girl, and James is so used to logging his reading that he doesn't mind it, either. It also gives Hannah a leg up with perfecting writing all her letters, too. The kids love it and having a goal and the possibility of a prize at the end of the summer pushes them to want to read way more than they may have otherwise.
I love reading, and I hope that they continue to love it, too, as they get older. Most kids are enchanted by reading storybooks that allow their imaginations to soar, but some lose interest as they get older and I just hope that that never happens to them. Using your imagination is important at any age.