When we first started discussing the read-a-thon, she said "I think I'd like to keep the money." I told her that was not an option, and we discussed St. Jude's Hospital and how nice it would be to help the children there. Since O is very interested in all things medical, helping the children at St. Jude's is very appealing to her. She also knows a little about St. Jude's and sees pictures of some of the children there often since her Guhguh and Grandpa support St. Jude's and have pictures of the children on their refrigerator.
O will read books to for this read-a-thon until Christmas. We will then collect the money and send a check to St. Jude's. She is more and more excited about this everyday, and she was thrilled to tell her grandmother about it on the phone yesterday. She's already talking about her next read-a-thon, and she's looking forward to researching other charities to support.
O has been reading Bob books, Hooked on Phonics books, and books printed from Hubbard's Cupboard. We only write books on her list that she has read completely independently.