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June 25th, 2012 at 12:01 am

Remember to Read this Summer

Summer is a great time to pick up a book…… while laying on the beach or at the pool, sitting at a picnic, or on a long road trip in the car. It is also a great time to get your kids to read and to read to them.

Have you checked out your local library for a summer reading program? My boys have loved to sign up for our library’s reading program. They get a fun checklist where they get a star each time they read a book for 20 minutes. Once they fill up 2 weeks of stars, they get a prize. We just collected our first prize and they were thrilled! It can be anything from free books, passes to kids events, or other local items.

I find bedtime during the summer is a little less structured and reading time sometimes gets forgotten. This is a great way to keep yourself in “check” to get some reading in during the summer days.

When I signed up the boys, they asked if I wanted to sign myself up for the adult program. I can read and win fun prizes all summer long too! Plus, it is great for the boys to see me reading as enjoyment.

Chuck E Cheese Summer Reading Program- Earn 10 free tokens

Scholastic Summer Reading Program - Log minutes to earn prizes

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Imagination’s Destination – Earn a free book by reading 8 books over the summer

Pottery Barn Summer Reading Challenge - Earn Free prizes by reading independently or together with a child

Soar with Reading - Log what you are reading, complete reading activities and check out what other kids around the United States are reading

PBS Kids Summer Reading Challenge – Win daily prizes with this FREE six week program

I’ve talked about our families love of reading before and some prizes just make it THAT much more fun to do! So, grab a book, sign up for a reading program and READ!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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