It’s Wednesday, May 21, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Age Range: 4-12 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)
‘Tis the season for summer reading to begin! Summer reading programs are popping up all over. Many companies will offer prizes to your children 12 and under for reading a number of books. It’s important that you and your child both understand the rules for each individual program entered so there are no disappointments.
When you get to the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading page, download the summer reading form. As your child reads books over the summer, simply fill in the titles on the form. When your child has read any 8 books, take the form to a Barnes & Noble store and choose a free book from the reading journal list offered at the store. No purchase is necessary to participate. May 20th – September 2, 2014.
Here are other companies that have summer reading programs:
This free reading motivation program, sponsored by Sylvan Learning, is for students in grades K-8. As explained at the website, “Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they’ve read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.”
Kids 14 and under can log the books they’ve read earn HPB Back-to-School Bucks for reading at least 15 minutes a day in June and July.
Kids of all ages who attend Pottery Barn Story Times (held on Tuesdays in the stores), will receive a Book Club card on their first visit and a special gift after attending five Story Times.
Young children who read 8 books from Pottery Barn’s recommended reading list by July 31st will receive a free book at participating stores. May 15th – July 17th, 2014. Check to make sure that your local store is participating.
Scholastic has a free online summer reading club for children that invites them to read to help set a new “Reading World Record.” They offer readings lists, activities and tips to encourage reading. Registration is required to track the reading minutes but registration is free. May 5th – September 5th, 2014.
All of these programs are designed to motivate kids and their families to read often. Remember to check your local library – many offer summer reading programs with prizes. Some food chains such as Pizza Hut, Chuck E. Cheese, and McDonald’s also offer summer reading programs that allow kids to earn tokens for games or free food, although not all stores participate. Inquire to learn more – you never know unless you ask!