It’s often difficult to turn students on to reading. When parents tell me they can’t get their children to read, I often suggest that they require their children to read as much as they play video games or watch television. A new app from Scholastic may help as well. It tracks children’s reading minutes, provides a weekly log, and offers book lists, tips, and articles about children and reading for parents. The Timer motivates children to have fun reading every day.
The Scholastic Reading Timer app works with iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone, Android devices, and Windows phones.