One thing that my husband and I believe is important is to keep skills, such as reading, as keen as possible all summer long. There are several great summer reading programs avaiable to encourage your child(ren) to do the same.
Scholastic’s Summer Challenge: Kids can keep tryack of their reading minutes by logging in. In return, they can win digital prizes. Plus, they will be able to enter a sweepstakes for gifts like Klutz books and other fun rewards. Mom and Dad can also register in conjunction with their children to track progress.
Pottery Barn Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge: Kids 10 and under will need to read the books listed on an age-appropriate list. Once they finish the list, they take their reading list to a PBK store and will get a free book.
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 this list!
TD Bank Summer Reading: When your child reads at least 10 books from the TD Bank form, they will get $10 deposted into their Young Savers account. You will need to have an existing Young Savers account or be willing to open one for your child.
Borders Bookstores’ Double Dog Dare Challenge: When your child reads 10 books, they will earn a free book.
Chuck E Cheese: Your child can keep track of their reading thruogh 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!
Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program: This program will give children who track at least 600 minutes of reading over the summer a $5 gift certificate for back-to-school time! The completed summer reading log is required to get your gift certificate at the end of the summer.
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!
Thanks, Baby Goodbuys!