Play: Summer Reading Program Round-up
My son actually has a little over a week of school left, but for many kids summer vacation is finally here, so I thought I’d post a round-up of all the different summer reading programs I’ve found out about. The “summer slide” is not our friend, folks, so let’s do what we can to keep our kids interested in reading this summer!
The first place is a no-brainer! Your local library! I was thrilled to see that this year my library is actually giving away books as prizes for reading instead of plastic junk. My younger son can earn a free book for listening to 20 read-alouds, and my older son can earn a free book for every three chapter books he reads. They also offer a ton of fun, free, programs!
Barnes and Noble – read and record 8 books on their reading log. Bring it in a choose a free book. Lots of free book choices appropriate for different ages and genders.
|Barnes and Noble|
TD Bank – read and record 10 books and TD Bank will deposit $10 in a new or existing Young Saver Account.
Sylvan Book Adventure – This is another program where you sign up and record your child’s reading on-line. Sylvan has a database of quizzes to check comprehension for a whole lot of books. If the book your child has read is in the database, they can take a quiz and then earn prizes for doing well on quizzes. We haven’t signed up for this yet and there’s not a lot of information on their site about the prizes, but it sounds like they’re “real” prizes as opposed to digital ones. My only question is regarding how your child actually gets the prize. I’ll let you known if I figure it out!
|Pottery Barn Kids|
Chuck E. Cheese – Download a rewards chart to fill out and after your child reads every day for two weeks you can take the chart in a collect ten free tokens. The only catch? You have to purchase food.
|Chuck E Cheese|
If you know of any other great summer reading programs, make sure to let us know in the comments! Happy reading!