When reading isn’t a homework assignment, it can sometimes be difficult to get your kids to crack open a book. But when there’s an incentive, it makes it a bit easier.
We all like something to work towards, as kids and adults, so joining a reading program for the summer can be both challenging and rewarding for your kids. We usually join our local library’s summer reading program and have received things like free books, free bowling and free tickets to an amusement park.
Here’s a list of 5 Summer Reading Programs to give your kids a reading boost this summer:
1. Scholastic Summer Challenge – Kids around the world log reading minutes in an effort to set a new world record for summer reading and be featured in the Scholastic Book of World Records.
2. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading – Kids read any 8 books and record them in their reading journal. Kids can then choose a free book from the Barnes & Noble list when they turn in their completed journal. There are also downloadable activities.
3. Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program – Earn Back to School Bucks from June 1st to July 31st. You can earn $5 Back to School Bucks if they read for at least 600 minutes.
4. Borders Double Dog Dare Summer Reading Challenge – They double dog dare you to read 10 books and then you get one free!
5. TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read 10 books this summer and $10 will be deposited into a new or existing Young Saver Account. Nice!
What Summer Reading Programs did we miss? Let us know in the comments!