Reading Rewards Blog

The World's Easiest DIY Bookmarks

April 4th, 2014|

I LOVE craft projects. I have a whole closet dedicated to meticulously labelled craft supplies, which I have been lovingly collecting since I was pregnant with my first child, and dreaming about spending long, leisurely afternoons with her, assembling original creations, as we chat.

Sometimes, though, all those craft supplies […]

Origami Monster Bookmarks

March 7th, 2014|

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of folding paper to make shapes of all kinds. In this fun craft project, we use some of those techniques to make gruesome monster bookmarks that seem to gobble up the corner of your page.

8 Benefits of Reading: Kids Weigh In!

February 21st, 2014|

What makes an avid reader? We've uncovered the 8 major reasons why bookworms love to read.

11 Creative Reading Incentive Ideas for your Classroom

February 15th, 2014|

Although Reading Rewards lets you set up fun little incentives to motivate kids to read, we like to say, and firmly believe, that the true reward is in the reading.

Teachers in the Reading Rewards community seem to agree: According to our database, 60% of our teachers take full advantage […]

Author Spotlight: An Interview with Jeff Kinney

February 10th, 2014|

We know our Reading Rewards members are huge fans of Jeff Kenny and his Wimpy Kid Series, so we asked Mr. Kinney if he would be willing to answer a few of our questions. Lucky for us, he was gracious enough to oblige!

How to Make Bookmarks for Valentine’s Day

February 6th, 2014|

Kids love Valentine's Day! And what could be more fun than offering cute little gifts to all of your friends? Unfortunately, what's fun for your children can translate into climbing costs for you.... especially if they plan to offer a cute little something to each of their classmates. Take heart, parents and teachers! We have an idea for your little cupids that won't break the bank. It's also a really nice addition to any book you want to offer in celebration of International Book Giving Day!

DIY Bookmarks: Falling Star Magnetic Bookmarks

January 15th, 2014|

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonades! This past weekend’s freezing rain had us seriously homebound, which is why we decided to have a family craft session. You may have noticed that we have a penchant for stars? That's why, even though we know we aren't the first to make magnetic bookmarks (thanks for the inspiration, Vanessa!), we just couldn't resist making our own variation, for our starry-eyed friends.

Fishing with the principal, anyone?

January 11th, 2014|

This week, we received a wonderful email in our inbox from a Riverside Elementary School Resource Specialist. We wanted to share this success story with you, and let you know how much it means to us to that our users take the time to write to us. It makes […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Books Make the Best Gifts

December 9th, 2013|

Still looking for the perfect gifts for those hard-to-please people on your list? Don’t worry, so are we! But one of our favourite holiday stops for shopping has always been the bookstore.
Here are 10 top reasons to make sure there are lots of books under the tree this year!



Reading is Reading… Right?

October 25th, 2013|

Guest post by Serge Alalouf, an Honorary Professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Having raised two daughters, Alalouf grappled with the challenge of stimulating their interest in reading. His unorthodox approach sparked criticism, which prompted this post.
Some weeks ago I asked myself why some children are avid […]