Sticker Charts: Do All Kids Want One?

Sticker Charts: Do All Kids Want One?

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This post is from Michelle Carchrae.It’s become one of the ubiquitous symbols of modern childhood: the sticker chart. Kids have reward charts at home, at school, at daycare and preschool and, as we discovered last week, at the public library.  When we staggered up to the checkout desk with our books, the librarian suggested that Beatrice sign up for the summer reading program.  So we did.  But when we got home, we discovered she has almost zero interest in colouring in the symbols that represent each 15 minutes of reading time.  In fact, I can barely convince her to do it.  I haven’t tried that hard, but still.  This reward chart isn’t doing anything to motivate my child to read. So why do so many people in charge of caring for…
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