Reading for reward? Welcome to Les P'tits Bouquineurs!

Quebec - A young Montreal mother, unable to see her boys aged 8 and 9 spending their time watching TV and playing video games, imagines an exchange system: 1 minute of reading for 1 minute of TV. The concept has grown to become a social network for young people accessible on the Internet.

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Quebec - A young Montreal mother, unable to watch her 8 and 9-year-old boys spend their time watching TV and playing video games, imagines an exchange system: 1 minute of reading for 1 minute of TV. The concept has grown to become a social network for young people accessible on the Internet.

By registering for free on the site www.ptits-bouquineurs.com, children can log their reading time and information about the books they read to receive bonus points, “PB”, allowing them to unlock small rewards, such as jokes, videos, mini-games. games, etc. They receive even more points if they additionally review and / or evaluate their books.

This idea won over many parents. The rewards system is very often “the necessary little help”. According to site founder Ms. Michelle Skamene, "Once the routine is set in and the kids find books they like, the rewards aren't even really necessary."

The basic concept is simple. Children connect to the site for free (www.ptits-bouquineurs.com), and write down information about their readings: when did they read, what did they read, for how long. An interface with databases Amazon makes it all easier. Parents then receive an email allowing them to validate this information. Parents can set up other rewards and thus manage their own reading programs. For example, 1 trip to the cinema for every 600 minutes of reading.

Teachers can also register and create reading groups for their classes. They can, if they wish, set goals and rewards for their students. When the kids join the group, they all share reading lists, book reviews, and more. This allows them to track their progress against goals and rewards. Excellent motivation!

The result? A fun and free social network for kids, focused on reading, which also includes great tools for teachers. This Montreal site is available in English and French.

In French: www.ptits-bouquineurs.com
In English : www.reading-rewards.com

Sources: communicated and website.

By Audrey Miller

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Audrey Millerhttps://ecolebranchee.com
General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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