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    I've been using a dollar bill as a bookmark since it's convenient, I always have one, and it doesn't have enough value for me to fear it getting stolen.

    Anyway, if your used a $5 bill as a bookmark for your kids. When they finish the book, they get to keep it. Obviously it increases in size as they get older to a $10 and $20 bill. Probably won't go to $50.

    And I'd read the books too, so they can't pretend they read it.

    I'm thinking we start small. When we read to them with Clifford or something, We keep a $1 bill in there and they can keep it, so the tradition can start young, like trading a tooth for a dollar.
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    Game the system by reading short stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse-Keyboard View Post
    Game the system by reading short stories.
    I choose the bookmarks. In your case it would be quids.
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    If you were giving a high school student $20 per book, you might have a hard time convincing them to get a part time job (and at that point they would have to be wary of bookmark theft). Might be better to throw a "value of saving" lesson in and rather than increase the size of the bill, put matching funds in a savings account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tineren View Post
    If you were giving a high school student $20 per book, you might have a hard time convincing them to get a part time job (and at that point they would have to be wary of bookmark theft). Might be better to throw a "value of saving" lesson in and rather than increase the size of the bill, put matching funds in a savings account.
    It's just to pique their interest in reading.
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    for yourself use a 2 dollar bill, it is more fun to have one by!
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    I think it's a good idea as well. Especially since my daughter is old school and refuses to read on her Kindle. She wants the smell and feel of an actual book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cisalpine View Post
    I think it's a good idea as well. Especially since my daughter is old school and refuses to read on her Kindle. She wants the smell and feel of an actual book.
    I prefer convenience of a Kindle. This is the first paper book I've read in years. Which is why I was so lost looking for a bookmark, I just pulled out a dollar bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapient View Post
    I've been using a dollar bill as a bookmark since it's convenient, I always have one, and it doesn't have enough value for me to fear it getting stolen.

    Anyway, if your used a $5 bill as a bookmark for your kids. When they finish the book, they get to keep it. Obviously it increases in size as they get older to a $10 and $20 bill. Probably won't go to $50.

    And I'd read the books too, so they can't pretend they read it.

    I'm thinking we start small. When we read to them with Clifford or something, We keep a $1 bill in there and they can keep it, so the tradition can start young, like trading a tooth for a dollar.
    It's a good idea. I used something similar to get one of my sons to start doing his homework and working on improving his grades. Won't go into all the math mostly because I don't remember all of it, but when their report cards came around, the grade factored in as well as how many home work assignments they missed. I had a separate savings account set up for it with a small amount of money going into it each pay check. Each grading period was a chance to win half of the money for each kid. If one did awesome and the other made a mess of himself, it didn't effect the first kid's winnings.. Called it 'Win Dad's Money' because the worse they did, the more of the money I kept to spend in front of them in any way that I chose, all the while reminding them that 'this could have been YOURS'!
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    My parents disapproved of me reading fiction after elementary school. I mainly read while pretending to take hour-long showers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creep-er View Post
    My parents disapproved of me reading fiction after elementary school. I mainly read while pretending to take hour-long showers.
    Sure, sure, that's what you're doing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokchick View Post
    Sure, sure, that's what you're doing....
    When I was 11? Yes. Jesus Christ.
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    When I was 11? Yes. Jesus Christ.
    She also thinks you're a boy. Or thought about what she did in the shower with the detachable shower head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creep-er View Post
    When I was 11? Yes. Jesus Christ.
    Not fermenting revolution then?
    Settle down Sap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creep-er View Post
    When I was 11? Yes. Jesus Christ.
    in some places 11 is old enough.

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    Anyway, I don't think money is the right kind of encouragement. If they don't like it, they won't get anything out of it (except a dollar). I know because I read to my kid brother every day for almost an entire summer, from multiple genres, and honestly he would have gained a lot more insight and enjoyment from watching PBS.
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