Encourage your kids to pick up a book and get lost in their own imaginations with this Free Printable Reading Chart and Black Forest gummy bears!
This post is sponsored by Black Forest®. All opinions are 100% my own.
I cannot believe how quickly this year is already flying by! It feels like I just got the house back in order after winter break and now I am already faced with the fast approaching threat of spring break. Do not get me wrong, I love having the kids home over spring break. Unfortunately though, just because they get a week off from school, does not mean that I get the same amount of time off from work. It also does not mean that I want them spending their downtime playing video games and watching television all week. This year I am motivated to find a balance between my kids enjoying their free time and wasting it, so I am introducing a spring themed Reading Chart to encourage my kids to pick up a book and get lost in their own imaginations instead of just watching someone else’s play out on TV.
FREE PRINTABLE READING CHART
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I count myself one lucky Mom because my sons actually do enjoy reading. However, sometimes, when given the choice between picking up a book and picking up a controller, they choose the more visually stimulating option. This Spring break, as an incentive to help them start choosing words over pictures, I am offering my kids delicious Black Forest Gummy Bears as a sweet treat for reaching their reading milestones.
For every hour they read, they will get a small handful of delicious Black Forest Gummy Bears, made with real fruit juice and colored from real, plant-based sources. Trust me when I say, juicy never tasted so good! The best part is that my boys get to indulge in one of their favorite snacks, and I get to feel great about sharing with them a product that is made with thoughtful ingredients. Black Forest Gummy Bears even come in an organic variety, whish is made with ingredients like organic cane sugar, organic lemon juice concentrate, and carrot juice for color! No matter which variety you select, Black Forest Gummy Bears are always #SoJuicySoGood!
I always loved getting sucked into a good book as a child, and now, as an adult, I still find reading to be one of the most relaxing and rewarding activities. Whether I am curling up in bed with a good book after a long day or lounging on the couch watching the rain, I always find the most peaceful escapes with a book in hand. Reading has been a great way for me to take a needed break during hectic days, cope with stress, and even focus on self-care. My hope is that I can pass my appreciation of reading onto my kids so that they can experience the same positive benefits of reading as they grow older.
As we all know though, sometimes kids need a little push in the right direction to help them make choices that are more likely to lead to good habits. Black Forest Gummy Bears are my secret weapon for motivating my kids to read. The juicy rewards for finishing an hour of reading help to keep my kids on track, but I always like to sweeten the deal by offering my boys a bigger reward for every 10 hours they read during their Spring break holiday. My happy little Snacksters are always up for a challenge, especially if there is a sweet enough reward at the end. Earning a juicy snack for small milestones helps them feel accomplished and reinforces how proud I am of their hard work. That is definitely something to feel good about!
Whether your springtime goal this year is focused on cleaning and reorganizing, reconnecting with nature, or getting lost in a story, just remember that progress is always sweeter when you work and play alongside your loved ones. Make the most of your time together no matter the task and create amazing memories and fun traditions along the way. Hopefully, one day my kids will remember our spring break reading challenge and the fun afternoons we spent snacking on Black Forest Gummy Bears together.
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