Lots of companies, organizations, and libraries have summer reading incentives for kids. Make sure to bookmark this page as it will be updated regularly.
New Updates, 5/15/13:
Half Price Books: Kids should read (or be read to) for at least 15 minutes a day during June and July. Once they read 300 minutes, they can turn in their log and earn $5 in Half Price Books Bookworm bucks. They will also award one reader in each age group a $20 Half Price Books giftcard.
TD Bank: When kids read 10 books, they can get $10 in a new or Young Saver account!!!
Sylvan’s Book Adventure Program: This program is for children in grades K-8. The search online for books and then find them in the library (or bookstore) and read them. Then, they come back and take quiz about the book and are rewarded with prizes for their reading success!
H.E.B. Summer Reading Club: When your kids read 10 or more books, they can submit a form and end up getting a cool prize (which includes a T-Shirt). Just fill out the form including the books your child has read (if your kids can’t read, you can just list the books you read to them) and mail to the address on the form! The form must be postmarked by October 1, 2013.
Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays (select locations): Each Wednesday from July 10 – August 7, kids can bring in a book report (unless you are six and under and then admission will be free) – which will be cost of admission! The films in include:
- July 10th – Yogi Bear
- July 17th – Ice Age: Continental Drift
- July 24th – Madagascar 3
- July 31st – The Lorax
- August 7th – Hotel Transylvania
Scholastic’s Summer Challenge: Kids can keep track of their reading minutes by logging in. In return, they can win digital prizes. Plus, they will be able to enter a sweepstakes for gifts like Klutz books and other fun rewards. Mom and Dad can also register in conjunction with their children to track progress. This event starts on May 6th for everyone, but teachers can register their classes right now.
Pottery Barn Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge: Kids 10 and under will need to read the books listed on an age-appropriate list. Once they finish the list, they take their reading list to a PBK store and will get a free book. This event kicks off on May 16th and runs through August 26th. and more details will be available at that time.
Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading: This one requires kids to read eight books an then make a short recommendation on each one. They can then turn in their completed Summer Reading form at a store and choose a free book from this list! This even starts May 21st and runs through September 3rd.
Pizza Hut Book-It Program. This program is offered to schools – including home schooling parents. Starting this Wednesday, March 1st, homeschoolers can sign up to get in on the program. You can watch their Facebook page for more details.
Chuck E Cheese: Your child can keep track of their reading thruogh one of the rewards calendars. Once they have completed two weeks of reading he or she can submit the completed Chuck E Cheese calendar for 10 free tokens!
Local Libraries: Be sure to check with your local library to see what sort of summer reading program is offered. Rochester locals, you can check out the Monroe County Library System’s program, Dream Big READ! here. It’s not updated for 2013 yet, but keep checking back.
If you’re looking for books and activities, here are some of my favorites that I do with my kids:
- Magic Tree House Boxed Set - my 5 year old LOVES these.
- Big Preschool Workbook or anything else from School Zone is a hit with both my kids!
What are some of your favorite summer reading resources?
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Peter and Polly in Winter – eBook with writing prompts and activities for emerging readers.
Valentine’s Day Freebies:
Free ebooks (free as of time of posting; Amazon prices can fluctuate):
Just for Fun Freebies
Free UPS My Choice Delivery Alerts (I have this and love it)
Free Vistaprint Wall Calendar (just pay shipping)
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Free Preschool Printables:
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Polar Express Printable Preschool Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Elf on the Shelf Printable Pack en francais
Gingerbread Man Mega Pack (ages 5-7) from Simple Schooling
Christmas Preschool Pack from Confessions of a Homeschooler
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You can download a free pre-writing activity booklet with a fall theme. On each page there is the word (like Apple), a traceable version with picture, and then room for the child to try it on her own.
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Find more educational freebies here.