The advice" If children are given a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes per day to read books of their own choosing, standardized test scores should increase, on average, 20 percent." was giving to me when I was just a new mother. With that in mind and a desire of my own to have peace and quite we have for about a year now had Quiet Reading. Clara and John can recite to rules.
No Getting Up
One Book at a Time
At the early stages we started with three minutes. Over time we worked our way up. I think 17 min stuck for a bit. Now we are 25 min plus and often times the timer goes off and they don't notice and read for another 10 min or so. It is so tranquil.
This little photo op was not during real quite reading, so I was not breaking the rules!