Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Reading = Free Books!

With summertime quickly approaching, many of us will have the kids running around at home a lot more...and if your house is anything like mine you will hear the words "I'm bored" pretty close to 1, 254 times...at least I know I do! Keeping the kiddos reading during summer is one of the many ways I help my kids combat that boring feeling, and it pays off for them! There are usually a few summer reading programs for kids to participate in...these are the ones I've found. Feel free to leave a comment if you know of any others!

Go HERE for Barnes & Noble's Reading program. Read 8 books, receive 1 free! The reading journal is HERE.

Go HERE for Chuck E. Cheese's summer reading program (there are lots of other Calendars there also). Go HERE for just the summer reading Calendar.

Go HERE for Potter Barn's Summer reading program. HERE is their Summer reading list, HERE is their progress tracker, and HERE is a Certificate of Completion. You can also pick up the list and  progress tracker in the store. Also, once the kids finish the program, visit their FACEBOOK PAGE for a chance to win 1 of 5 backpacks full of books.

Go HERE for Scholastic's Summer Reading program. Read, log your minutes that you read, and win prizes! 

I also found on Scholastic's website a free app that will keep track of all those minutes that the kids spend reading. Available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android...Go HERE for the app. 

Go HERE for TD Bank's Summer Reading Program. Kids can read 10 books and then get $10.00 deposited into a new or existing Young Saver account. Limit 1 per person. Child must be under 18 years of age.  Go HERE for the form.

 Go HERE for PBS' Summer Reading Community Challenge. This one doesn't offer a free book, but does offer parents a daily email with literacy-building tips and activities, as well as book suggestions with discounts, free downloads of PBS KIDS shows and a DAILY CHANCE TO WIN $1000.00!!!

Also check with your local library for their summer reading program. I know my son's school and our local library are working together on a program, read 50 books and bring in your list during the first week of school and they have the chance to win 1 of 4 new iPads...

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