Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Programs

Summer break is in full swing and even with all the great activities and outings available there is still ways to squeeze in some education. A great way to do this is through one of the many summer reading programs. Summer reading programs keep your kids interested in learning over break with some fun rewards! So here are some programs to try out with your kids.

2015 Summer Reading Programs

  • Barnes & Noble
    Imagination’s Destination
    Stop by your local store and pick up a reading journal (or print one online here) The program is fairly simple; your child will read and record 8 books. They will also write a short recommendation for each book. Then once completed they will turn in their reading journal and in turn recieve a FREE book. The program is going on now until September 7th
  • Scholastic
    Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge
    This is a FREE online reading program. You log in your child’s minutes read to help break the summer reading world record. Logging in minutes will unlock online stories and rewards. Parents can find tips, activities and book lists.
  • Chuck E. Cheese
    Reading Rewards Program
    Chuck E. Cheese’s offers printable Rewards Calendars. These calendars work for a number of ways including Summer Reading. It’s simple and fun, just print a calendar and once completed turn it in to a local location for 10 FREE tokens!
  • Sylvan Learning
    Book Adventure
    Another FREE online Reading Program, this one doesn’t just have to be during the summer as it is available all year. Book Adventure is sponsered by Sylvan Learning. Children will read their books and go online to take a quiz towards earning rewards.
  • Local Library
    Summer Reading Program
    Many libraries, if not all, offer a Summer Reading Program for children, teens and even adults. Usually the requirement for the children’s program is just a weekly check in. Some may offer weekly rewards and a book upon completion of the program. My local library also holds summer Pajama Story Times and special events along with the Reading Program.

Keep learning fun this summer!

Cruzin Mama

Kids Learning and Activity Books at Costco

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Costco has a great selection right now of learning and activity books for children. These books are great to keep your child up to speed on their learning or help give them a little advantage when they head back to school soon. Plus the pricing of these books are very reasonable. I have seen the Brain Quest books selling at other stores for almost $20 but at Costco they start at $7.99! The Star Wars math, reading, and writing books are $16.99 for all three books, I found them at another store selling for $9 each book. There is a great variety of activity books and other learning material. Snatch up these great deals before they are gone, I have learned from the past with Costco to get an item when you see it since they have a lot of product turn around.

Cruzin Mama

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Really awesome series of educational books that truly simplify science, computer coding, math, and language arts.

Really awesome series of educational books that truly simplify science, computer coding, math, and language arts.

Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading

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Image from potterybarnkids.com

Image from potterybarnkids.com

Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Program is ending this week, on Thursday July 17th. So there is still some time to participate in this fun program.

With her new book and certificate after completing the reading program.

With her new book and certificate after completing the reading program.

She chose a fun book to help her with getting ready for back to school.

She chose a fun book to help her with getting ready for back to school.

We ended up picking a story from the reading list that my little one really enjoyed! The free books ranged from board books to chapter books.

We ended up picking a story from the reading list that my little one really enjoyed! The free books ranged from board books to chapter books.

How it works

  • Pick up a list in store or print one from online (click here for list)
  • Either have your child read or read to your child 8 of the recommended books from the list.
  • Turn in your completed list into your local store and your child receives a free book!
  • No purchase is necessary to participate.

Be sure sure to also stop by Story Time on Tuesdays at 11am. Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy a good story. Check out some of the other programs that I have blogged about here that are still going on for a bit more.

Cruzin Mama

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards

Posted in Summer Reading and Education and Summer Fun!
 
 
chuckecheese.com

chuckecheese.com

Want another great way to keep your kids reading this summer, how about rewarding them with Chuck E. Cheese tokens! Chuck E. Cheese has a summer reading program that when completed rewards your child with 10 free tokens. The program is fairly simple in that you just download the rewards calendar and check off each day that your child completes. The calendar is for two weeks and the amount of required daily reading is up to you. You can get your calendar here, and I’ve provided an image below for reference. Remember to use the link at the top of this post to see all  my posts about different summer reading programs.

Keep reading and collecting these awesome rewards!

Cruzin Mama

 

Reading Rewards Calendar from chuckecheese.com

Reading Rewards Calendar from chuckecheese.com

*Bonus tip – Chuck E. Cheese offers many other calendar options that reward with free tokens. Click here to see all that is offered.*

Summer Reading

Posted in Summer Reading and Education

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A great way for kids to not fall behind over summer break is to take part in a summer reading program. So many places are offering their own programs with great rewards. For quite a few summers now my children have participated in our library’s summer reading. They love checking in weekly and collecting little prizes and spinning the wheel to win some great coupons for free food at local eateries. Be sure to also check out the story time events as well, it’s always fun to relax and listen to a story. I’ll keep an eye out for more reading programs but here are some to get started with.

Dive into reading this summer!

Cruzin Mama

Local Library
Be sure to check out your local library to sign up for their Summer Reading Program. The Temecula Library’s Program starts June 9th. Your child will check in weekly to receive a little prize and to spin the coupon prize wheel. When your child completes the program they receive a book to keep! And don’t miss Pajama Storytime on select Tuesdays at 7pm.

Image from Temecula Public Library Facebook

Image from Temecula Public Library Facebook

Pajama Storytime flyer

Pajama Storytime flyer

Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble offers a nice little reading program. How it works is after your child has read 8 books and logged them in their Reading Journal, found on barnesandnoble.com, they bring in their Journal to a local store and receive a free book!

Image from barnesandnoble.com

Image from barnesandnoble.com

Pottery Barn Kids
Lastly if you have a Pottery Barn Kids Store nearby be sure to check out their program. It is similar to Barnes and Nobles program with having kids read 8 books only there is a recommended book list for this one. There will also be weekly story times that will have snacks, activities and giveaways. There may also be Character appearances. The Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Program ends July 31st make sure to check it out before then.

Image from potterybarnkids.com

Image from potterybarnkids.com

Recommended Reading List from potterybarnkids.com

Recommended Reading List from potterybarnkids.com

Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids (image from potterybarnkids.com)

Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids (image from potterybarnkids.com)