Summer Reading Programs

by Mandy on June 3, 2010

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Our children’s last day of school is rapidly approaching, and I am beginning to feel a bit anxious over all that time with all three kiddos at home!  I have three very active kiddos, so “lazy days” at home are just not really an option for us.  We need a plan – a list of local activities to keep them moving, learning, and burning energy!  However, sometimes summer activities can be rather expensive.  Here’s an idea that’s not…

Summer reading programs! Thankfully, my children love to read! So we are always on the lookout for reading programs, particularly during the summer!  Half-Price Books is hosting the “Feed Your Brain” summer reading program, in which kids can earn a $3 shopping card for each week they complete 15 minutes of reading every day!  Scholastic is also offering a variety of summer challenges to keep the kids motivated to read! Be sure you check out all their resources here.

For the older ones, The New York Times is even getting in on the fun by offering ways for them to both read and write about what they read.  There will be a new question for them to answer each Monday throughout the summer.  From what I can see, there is no tangible prize for this program, other than the official recognition if their answers are chosen.  Still, it sounds like a neat program for the tweens and teens to try! And of course, Barnes and Noble is offering their great reading program – earn a free book for every eight books they read!

Keep their minds active and keep your budget stable for the summer months! Enjoy!

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Nikki June 6, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Summer reading is so important! Thanks for sharing your post. Have a great weekend!

Mandy June 6, 2010 at 9:36 PM

I agree, Nikki! Thankfully all 3 of our kiddos love to read! :)

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