Summer Reading Programs!

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 by Chris No Comments

barnesnoblesummerreadingIt’s never too late to start a summer reading program with the kids. These types of programs help encourage your kids to keep reading over the summer months.

Here are a few to enjoy!
Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program – This reading program is for kids 14 and younger.

Here’s how it works:
-Read for at least 15 minutes each day in the months of June and July. (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 log to earn HPB Bookworm Bucks for each month.
-They will award one top reader per age group each month with a TOP READER prize – a $20 HPB Gift Card!*

Go to Half Price Books to read more. And there are also some tips to keep kids interested in reading.

Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program  – This program is for kids in grades 1-6!

Here’s how it works:
Here Is How:
Step 1. Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal
Step 2. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store.
Step 3. Choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store… Enjoy reading!

Go to Barnes & Noble to read more about getting started!

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.
This one works online. Kids start an online account and keep track of their reading minutes to earn prizes. When they complete a challenge, they spin the prize wheel to win.   Go to Scholastic online to read more.

Readup App – from iTunes.
Readup is a perfect fit for summer and school reading programs. This is an iTunes app for your iPad. It tracks all of your reading time. This iPad app is free on iTunes.

Here’s how it works:
– Search for any book
– Track realtime reading
– Earn points and stickers as you read
– View reading history and assess reading level

These are just a few summer reading programs offered nationally. Be sure to check with your local library or schools for community reading programs. Or you can just start one for your kids. Go to the library and select books to read and offer a reward after each book is completed. It’s as simple as that!

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