My kids LOVE books, and I am so thankful because I love them too. Right now, we are reading chapter books at night as a family and I love how we all get so excited to see what happens next, and how we are all so sad when we have to stop and “wait until tomorrow night, to see what happens next!” It really is an activity that we enjoy together, and I am so glad that it is something that they look forward to each night. I also have to admit, that even though I pretend to be stern when I catch my son reading under his covers with a flashlight … I am secretly so happy that he loves reading so much that he sneaks to do it, lol.
Here are some fun reading programs to keep your kids reading during the summer months:
- Read for at least 15 minutes each day for a month.
(Grown-ups may read aloud to kids who are still learning.)
- Add up your minutes and have your parent or guardian initial each week.
- Once you’ve read 300 minutes, turn in your completed reading log to earn your $5 HPB Bookworm Bucks reading reward for the month.
- Starting May 5, 2014, this free summer reading program invites kids (ages 4-14) to help set a NEW world record for summer reading!
- The 2014 theme is “Reading Under the Stars” and offers free reading resources for teachers, parents, and kids.
- New prizes for the winning schools include a school visit from David Shannon (winning elementary school) and Gordon Korman (winning middle school)!
- Sign up your district, school, classroom, or children and get ready to read all summer.
Pottery Barn Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge. May 15- July 17 Read any 8 books from the recommended list to receive a FREE book!
Chuck E Cheese: How about free tokens on their next visit to Chuck E. Cheese’s? Print out our free rewards calendar to get started.
- Download and print out the calendar
- Mark the days off with a pen or sticker as your child accomplishes their goals
- Bring in the completed calendars to Chuck E. Cheese’s and receive 10 free tokens as a reward
Sylvan’s Book Adventure Program: Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.
Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays (select locations): Each Wednesday, kids can bring in a book report and receive FREE movie admission!
Bob Jones University: There are 3 different age groups. Each group has age-appropriate reading requirements and a suggested summer reading list.
- Check out the reading requirements and the suggested summer reading list for the different age groups.
- View reading logs for tracking progress.
- Those that complete their reading goals must submit the completion form here on the Summer Reading program website before August 19, 2014.
- Once readers submit the completion form, they will receive a free surprise and will be eligible for the prize drawings!
Thanks Penny Pinchin Mom!