Summer is a time of the year that the kids are out of school and enjoying the sun-filled days. However, as parents, we don’t want them to stop learning over the summer months either. You best believe my kids are still going to get their 20 minutes of reading per day in one way or another. Luckily, there are some reading programs where kids can earn cool stuff like free books, gift cards and other prizes. Rewards for reading? Hello, bonus!
Barnes & Noble– The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program runs from May 16, 2017 to September 5, 2017. The program allows kids to choose one free book for every 8 books they read. The reading journal can be printed from their website, where your child will record the book title, author and their favorite part of the book. Then, after reading 8 books, bring in the journal to your local Barnes & Noble, where your child can choose a free book from the eligible list.
Scholastic– The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge runs from May 8, 2017 to September 8, 2017. For the 18 weeks of summer vacation, your child can log online how many minutes they read. Then, they can take part in the weekly reading challenges to gain access to videos, quizzes and games from popular children’s books. At the end of the 18 weeks, the school in each of the 50 states that racks up the most reading minutes will receive a Best in State commemorative plaque, entry into the 2018 Scholastic Book of World Records and a party kit.
Chuck E. Cheese– The Chuck E. Cheese Summer Reading Program runs throughout the year. The Reading Rewards Calendar can easily be printed from their website. Check off each day that your child reads for a two-week period. Then, bring in the completed calendar to your local Chuck E. Cheese and they will receive 10 free tokens.
Half Price Books– The Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program runs from June 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017. Students in preschool through middle school can earn free Bookworm Bucks from Half Price Books. All they need to do is read a minimum of 300 minutes in June and July. Then, print out the Feed Your Brain Reading Log from their website and take the completed log to your local Half Price Books to receive $5 of Half Price Books Bookworm Bucks.
Sylvan– The Sylvan Learning Book Adventure Program runs all year long for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. When your child is done reading a book from the more than 8,000 books on their list, they take quizzes based on what they have read and in turn, receive quiz points which they can exchange for various prizes like books, magazines, CD’s, temporary tattoos and candy.
Now go earn those rewards, kiddos!