Free 2013 Summer Reading Programs
School is out and summer fun has begun. It’s important to remember during these summer months to spend at least a little time in academics. Most students loose a bit of what was learned during the past year in the summer months. One way to help your child retain what was learned and be better prepared for the upcoming school year is to participate in a summer reading program. Some free summer reading programs are listed below.
City Libraries: Dig Into Reading Summer 2013 Reading Program – Read books and complete activities to receive free books, coloring stickers, and more. Most libraries are participating in this event.
Barnes and Noble – Your child can earn a free book when they read any eight books, record them on the provided reading journal, and bring it into Barnes and Noble.
Pottery Barn Summer Reading Challenge – Children 10 and under who complete one of Pottery Barn’s reading lists will receive a free book. Visit your local Pottery Barn Kids to pick up the reading list.
Chuck E. Cheese – Print off their reading calendar. Once your child reads for two weeks, they earn 10 free tokens. They also have other reward calendars such as homework, good behavior, and practicing a musical instrument. All of the calendars are for two weeks and are for 10 free tokens.
TD Bank – Your child reads and records 10 books on the summer reading form, takes the form to TD Bank, and receives a $10 deposit into a new or existing Young Saver Account.
Pizza Hut’s Book It 2013 Summer Reading Challenge – This program is for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. They have not launched their summer site yet, but I will update this post as soon as they do.
Find FREE Digital Books For Your Children
Did you know many libraries now offer digital collections of electronic and audio books for your computer, MP3 player, iPod, Smartphone, or tablet?*
You can find hundreds of free online children’s books by visiting your library’s website and clicking on TumbleBooks (TM). If you have a preschooler or beginning reader, be sure to visit DayByDayID.org every day this summer to read books and do fun activities.* Make sure you access TumbleBooks through your library’s site so you can read them for free.
*From Dig Into Reading At Your Public Library This Summer Pamphlet
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