Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Summer Reading Programs 2019

 Summer reading is important in our house. Kids need to keep their skill set and reading everyday really helps with that. We have a rule in the Summer. Reading first thing in the morning for a set amount of pages before anything digital or play time.This way they get what is important done and out of the way! 

 I have strong memories of reading during the summer when I was a girl growing up in the 1980s. I would stay up so late trying to finish my book. My mom would take me to the discount book store and I would stock up on Sweet Valley High books (I still have a huge box of those in my attic!) I hope that summer reading instills a love of reading. I hope they will keep the tradition of picking out a huge pile of books to read through each summer. I hope they learn new things and discover new worlds - just like I did.

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 One of the ways  you can help motivate your children  is taking advantage of all the free summer reading programs!  Most give small prizes or opportunities to win bigger prizes.

  • Your Local Library - Our local library has a fantastic reading program.  They offer incentives for hours or books read.  Each week you visit the library and you fill out a paper that logs your progress.  Then they have little coupons for the kids.  These were typically for fast food restaurants, ice-cream cones or a free game of bowling.  

  • Barnes and Noble -  They offer a free book to kids who have read 8 during the required time!  

  • Scholastic.com - is challenging kids to read this summer.  Log your progress and enter to win prizes. 
  • Your Local Bank!  Our local band TD Bank offers $10 deposited in the child's account if they read just 10 books this summer! (grades k-5) 
  • Chuck E Cheese - offers tokens for completing their reading chart.
  • Pizza Hut- has a Book It Summer edition and kids have a chance to earn prizes. 
  • Book Adventure - keep track of your current book and print certificates.  
  • Half Priced Books - earn free books 
  • Six Flags - earn a free ticket to the theme park!

To help you keep track click on the free summer reading list printable below!



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