Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer Reading Programs

I cannot believe that summer is here! I remember when I was little that each summer my mama would order summer book kits (from Scholastic) for us and we'd participate in a variety of summer reading programs (libraries and Book It!). Of course, there were always AWESOME prizes... what kid doesn't love that!

With that, here are a few summer reading programs for your kids this summer...

We Give Books: Read For My Summer ~ This is a 10 week program where children can read books on-line at We Give Books or in print. It's designed for children age 1 year through age 10. This program includes fun interactive tools and activities to help each book come to life. Sign up to receive more information regarding this program.

Local Public Library ~ Don't forget to check out your local public libraries to see what summer programs they may be offering.

Scholastic Summer Challenge ~ Here you log in your reading minutes for some great digital prizes and be able to participate in the World Record Challenge.

American Girl ~ They haven't said much yet, but this program runs from May 1st - Aug 26th. The website offers a variety of free reading events, activities, printables, and a variety of other items.

Book Adventure From Sylvan ~ Here kids read several books (pre-chosen on the website) and then take a comprehension quiz (about 10 questions) on the books that they've read. They earn points for how much they've remembered about the books after they've taken the quiz. Once they've earned enough points they can turn them in for some great prizes!

Barnes and Noble: Summer Reading Imagination's Destination ~ Kids read 8 books and record them on their Reading Log, they then return to their local Barnes & Noble to receive a free book from the pre-selected list.

Pottery Barn Summer Reading Challenge ~ Here kids are invited to read with them  the pre-selected books at their story time and once kids have finished reading all the books on the list they'll receive a prize!

Junie B. Jones Summer Reading Club ~ I just wanted to share with everyone that right now that if you enroll your child in the Junie B. Jones Kids Reading Club they'll receive a free copy of Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (while supplies last).

You'll also receive a starter kit filled with the free copy of the above book, activity pages, membership card, as well as various updates regarding all things Junie B. Jones.

The starter kits will arrive sometime in July.

Pizza Hut's Book It ~ I remember this program, did it all the time when I was little!   They have a read aloud challenge where all you have to do is read for 20 minutes each day for 5 days a week, that's it. Then you record your progress for the 8 weeks and be entered to win The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pack.

TD Bank ~ Here all you have to do is read 10 books during the summer and record them on your Summer Reading Form. You then take the form to the nearest TD Bank and will receive $10 in your Young Savers Account (new or existing). It looks like you can earn upwards of $50... That's pretty awesome!

Half Price Books: Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program ~ Kids read for at least 15 minutes each day during the months of June and July with parents/kids adding up the total minutes. Parents must initial each week. Once kids have read a total of 300 minutes they can return their completed logs for HPB Bookworm Bucks for each month. This is for kids 14 and under AND parents can read to those who are still just learning how to read.

Chuck E Cheese ~ Here all kids have to do is READ everyday for 2 weeks and they'll receive 10 tokens.

Do you know of any other places that are hosting some summer reading programs? Share with us, we'd LOVE to hear... no matter where you live!

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