Do your kids love to collect things? If they’re anything like mine, they’re badgering you at the first sign of a potential new collection: Pokemon cards, Chaotic cards, Beyblades, SillyBandz (shudder), you name it. What do they do with them? Lose them everywhere, leave them in piles all around the house, fight over unfair trades… Ok, so maybe that’s just my kids. As far as I can tell, most of the time it’s simply a race to see who can collect the most, the fastest. Add notions of ‘rare’, ‘super rare’ and (gasp!) ‘ultra rare’, and you turn it into an absolutely must-have collection. I’ll never forget the look on a poor store manager’s face last year when those dreaded Silly Bandz were all the craze: she simply could not keep up with the waves of kids coming in, raiding her displays, literally going berserk if a new pack came in. For colored elastic bands!!
This got me thinking… What if we rewarded kids (Reading Rewards kids, that is!) with a card of some sort, every time they reached a reading milestone? Show them all the cards they can collect if they keep reading. Make some more desirable than others. Make some …. (gasp!) ULTRA rare! I can see the reading frenzy starting already!
Introducing RR badges, the latest must-have collection for your RR kids! Only this time, instead of shelling out your hard-earned cash to add to their collection, your kids will just have to keep reading and logging their minutes on Reading-Rewards.com!