A goal, which is set by the parent, is based on minutes read. Simply select the number of minutes you want your child to read either daily, weekly, or monthly, for example, 100 minutes a week. At the end of that timeframe, you may repeat the same goal or choose a different one.
Additionally, you can attach a gift reward to your child’s goal. This wonderful feature lets you tap into your child’s unique personality and motivate them to read by selecting a gift that is meaningful to them. Ten extra minutes of TV time or a special trip out for ice cream--you choose what will motivate and reward your child for achieving the goal. And as you check in on your child’s progress through the parent dashboard, you can send motivating messages to remind them to keep going, or have LightHouse Reader automatically send encouraging messages at predetermined intervals.
When a goal is successfully completed, you also have the option of sharing that achievement on social media so that your friends and family can celebrate with your child and congratulate them on their reading success.
Milestones differ from goals in a couple important ways. While goals are set by parents, children get to set their own milestones. This is just one of the ways LightHouse Reader empowers children to take ownership of their reading progress.
When a child sets a milestone, they decide whether they want to base it on books read or minutes read and in what increment. Milestones are incremental by nature. Think of them as mile markers on their road to reading success. When a child reaches a milestone, it repeats automatically at the same interval. If a child decides to set a milestone every 5 books read, once they achieve that, a new 5-book milestone will be generated.
Just like with a goal, an achieved milestone can be shared to social media if the parent chooses to allow this feature. And a child can easily view their progress on both goals and milestones from their dashboard, as well as read the motivation messages from their parents, and see any gift rewards that they are working towards.
Putting a child’s data into their own hands combined with motivational rewards and encouragement is the secret to sustained reading progress. LightHouse Reader provides simple ways to accomplish all of that with goals and milestones.