“The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research finds that students who participate in library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate.”
2016 Summer Reading Program Round-Up
Barnes & Noble
Reading is like a sport in at least one way: developing the skill to do it well takes practice and commitment. To help you to stay in reading shape all summer long, the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon has been designed with activities and challenges that you’ll find fun no matter what kind of books you like to read. Best of all, to earn a FREE book all you need to do is follow these three easy steps: 1. Answer 3 of the 4 questions on the back of this Summer Reading Triathlon Journal. 2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 17 and September 6, 2016. 3. Choose your FREE book from the list featured on the back of this journal.
Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success. My favorite prize is their free, three month subscription to the Highlights magazine!
In conjunction with PBS Kids, you will find suggestions and printables for creating your own DIY Summer Reading Camp, complete with a new theme each week (for 10 weeks).
On their website, you can find books they’ve published, suggested reading lists, and practical suggestions for creating a literary home.
Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids is offering fun and educational activities at your local store! Throughout the summer, visit their weekly story time (on Tuesdays between 11 – 11:30, check your store for details) and receive a special gift after attending five story times.
The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read every day this summer.
TD Summer Reading Program
TD Bank makes reading fun while teaching young people the importance of saving money. Participating is easy: 1) Read 10 books this summer, 2) print out the Summer Reading Form, 3) write down the names of the books they’ve read, 4) take the form to the nearest TD Bank, and 5) receive $10 in a new or existing Young Saver account.
Find Summer Activities for Kids on my Pinterest board!