Summer reading programs are a simple way to encourage reading all summer long!
When the kids are home during the summer months, it is easy for them to want to spend all of their time at the pool, playing video games or just being lazy. That doesn’t help them keep their brains sharp. Reading can help.
We have our kids spend some time reading all summer long. They don’t mind because of some of the great summer reading program rewards they’ve received!
Here are some you will want to check into:
Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading: This one requires kids to read eight books an then make a short recommendation on each one. They can then turn in their completed Summer Reading form at a store and choose a free book (from a selection in the store)!
Chuck E Cheese: Your child can keep track of their reading through one of the rewards calendars. Once they have completed two weeks of reading he or she can submit the completed Chuck E Cheese calendar for 10 free tokens!
Local Libraries: Be sure to check with your local library to see what sort of summer reading program is offered. A quick search on my local library’s website helped me find out that my library offers tickets to a local water park for participating in the program!
Pizza Hut Book-It Program. This program is offered to schools – including home schooling parents.
Scholastic’s Summer Challenge: Kids can keep track of their reading minutes by logging in. In return, they can enter to win various sweepstakes. Right now, teachers can get signed up, but it will open up soon to everyone, including parents. You can start to sign up beginning May 4th!
Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays (select locations): Each Wednesday, kids can bring in a book report (unless you are six and under and then admission will be free) – which will be cost of admission! The list hasn’t been released yet this year, but once it is, we’ll update it!
Sylvan’s Book Adventure Program: This program is for children in grades K-8. The search online for books and then find them in the library (or bookstore) and read them. Then, they come back and take quiz about the book and are rewarded with prizes for their reading success.
As more programs are released, we will be sharing them right here for you!!