We all know that it’s important to keep kids reading during the summer. However, it can be a struggle to keep kids engaged in reading over the summer with all the fun activities going on like baseball, swimming at the pool and hanging out with friends.
These free summer reading programs will help entice your kids to keep reading over the summer.
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Barnes and Nobles has a summer reading program called Summer Reading Triathlon that is really easy for kids to complete. To participate, simply print and complete the summer reading journal by answering a few questions about the books you read. Take the completed journal into a nearby Banes and Noble and your child gets to choose a free book from a featured list.
Book Adventure from Sylvan is another great program to keep kids reading over the summer. Search online for books, go offline to read the books and then return online to take the quizzes and points toward prizes. Prizes range from tattoos to books to free Highlights subscription.
Through Scholastic’s Be A Reading Superhero summer reading program, kids log their reading minutes and compete individuality or school wide to beat last year’s minutes. Weekly challenges are offered to earn rewards.
Chuck E Cheese offers 10 free tokens each time kids read for two weeks in a row. Print and complete the form to claim your free tokens (form in English and Spanish). Food purchase is required.
Pottery Barn Kids offers a weekly story time book club all year. Become a book club member and attend five story times to receive a prize.
Through Books a Million‘s summer program, kids are required to choose a set number of books from the approved list, read them, complete a journal, and bring it into a store for a reward.
Showcase Cinemas offers a Bookworm Wednesday summer reading program. Kids receive free admission to a select children’s film when they present a book report at a participating Cinema de Lux, Showcase, or Multiplex Cinemas box office. Parents or guardians and children under six receive free admission as well.
Half Price Books offers a reward when kids read for 300 minutes during the months of June and July.
Many local public libraries offer summer programs with activities and rewards for reading. They also often have access to local programs.
Create your own at home incentive reading program with this summer reading bingo.
This list will be updated as more information becomes available.
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