Monday, June 4, 2012


Summer Reading Programs ~ Nationwide

Last Friday we posted about all the amazing local reading programs available in the Central Texas Area.
While researching those, we discovered a treasure trove of programs available across the nation!  So dive in my friends and get your kiddos reading this summer!

Barnes & Noble's Imagination Destination Summer Reading Program enables kids to earn a free book by just reading 8 books over the summer. Go into any local Barnes & Noble to pick up a Reading Journal or download one here.  Return it completed before September 4th and your child can choose a free book from their selection on the Reading Journal list.

My kids love the Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program at Half Price Books.  Kids 14 and under read for 15 minutes a day and record their time.  Once they hit 300 minutes, they can turn in their completed reading log to the store to earn a $5 Half Price Books Back-to-School Bucks reward each month.  Their website offers a great reading list and several fun ideas to read together as a family.

Join the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge allows kids to record their racing digitally by logging into their website and recording minutes read.  Each time they login, they are entered to win a book & autographed poster.  The website is also a fantastic resource for parents to get tips on keeping your kiddos reading all summer long.

Kids read 5 books and log into Book It to enter to win a Diary of a Wimpy Kids prize package.  That simple!

Join with Pottery Barn Kids to get your kids reading by tracking their reading with a downloadable Progress Tracking Poster.  Once completed, you will get a Completion Certificate and an entry to win a backpack full of books. Bring your completed poster into a local store to earn a free book.  Pottery Barn Kids Stores have reading events all summer long.  Click here to learn more.

The iVillage PBS Kids Summer Reading Community Challenge has a free 6-week program beginning June 18.  Sign up to receive daily emails with literacy building tips and activities from experts at PBS KIDS and Scholastic.  You will also get book suggestions, free downloads of PBS KIDS shows and a daily chance to win $1,000.

There you go! 6 easy ways to incentivize your kiddos to read this summer!

1 comment:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great list of programs!