Thursday, June 9, 2011

Free Summer Reading Programs

Here are some great free summer reading programs to get your kids motivated to read during their break! There are a LOT of great programs that your children can take advantage of to earn FREE books, prizes, and cash!

Scholastic’s Summer Challenge lets kids log their reading minutes to win digital prizes. They can also enter sweepstakes for gifts like Klutz books and other fun rewards. Parents can register along with their children to track progress.

Pottery Barn Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge is all new this year! Kids 10 and under must read all the books on an age-appropriate list, then they can bring their reading list to a PBK store and receive a free book.

Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program requires kids to read eight books and write a short recommendation on each. Once that’s finished, they may turn in their completed Summer Reading form at a store and choose a free book from this list.

TD Bank Summer Reading will deposit $10 into a Young Savers account when your child reads at least 10 books and submits his reading list on this TD Bank form! --You must have either an existing Young Savers account or be willing to open one for your child.

Borders Bookstores’ Double Dog Dare Challenge will give children a free book when they read 10 books.

Chuck E Cheese offers a Reading Rewards Calendar (along with several other rewards calendars). Once a child has completed two weeks of reading, he or she can submit the completed Chuck E Cheese calendar for 10 free tokens.

Pizza Hut Book It! invites kids across the country to take part in the Summer Break Reading Challenge Sweepstakes.  From June 15- August15, kids in grades K-6 who read 5 books will be eligible for a chance to win a slammin' summer prize package!

PBS Kids Summer Reading Challenge. This challenge kicked off on June 6th and includes a FREE six week reading program and the chance for your kids to win daily prizes for their participation.

Get your local public library to sign kids up for summer reading before school is out. Invite or ask your school librarian to coordinate a visit from the children's librarian at the public library near the end of the school year. Ask them to talk about summer activities, educational videos, and audio books at the library and to distribute summer reading program materials.

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