Summer Reading Programs are a great way to encourage kids of all ages to read and earn rewards throughout the summer months.
If you are looking for a list of the best summer reading programs for kids, welcome!
Summer break lends way to a series of summer reading programs & summer activities – There are a lot of great summer reading programs that your children can take advantage of to earn FREE books, prizes, and cash!
Summer Reading Programs for Kids:
Here are just a few your children can take advantage of this year:
Junie B Jones Reading Club – Sign up and get a FREE starter Kit that includes a copy of Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Activity sheets and a membership ID card while supplies last.
Book Adventure – Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Basically your child reads books and then takes a simple comprehension quiz to make sure they understood what they read. The quiz is usually about 10 questions long. They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book.
There are hundreds of books to choose from in all reading levels. These are common books that can be found at your local library. Once they have earned enough points they can trade them in for some really neat prizes!
Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays – Your child can earn a FREE movie ticket from National Amusements Theaters when they read a book and complete a book report.
Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination – This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.
Local Public Library – Don’t forget to check out your local libraries to find out which programs they’ll be offering this summer. My kids have participated in several Summer reading Programs through the library and it always includes FREE books & prizes.
TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read and keep track of 10 books this summer and your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE!
Chuck E. Cheese – Earn FREE tokens every time your child reads. Print out the bookmarks which are each worth 5 FREE tokens. Then, bring in to claim your free tokens.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Log in your reading minutes to the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn digital prizes!
Six Flags Read to Succeed – K-6 students who complete six hours of non-school-related reading approved by their parents and teachers are eligible for free admission to their nearest theme park.
Pizza Hut Book-It program- If you are a homeschool family, you can earn free personal pan pizzas for reading books. Register by 9/1 to be guaranteed a spot. After 9/1, space is on an as-is basis.
Half Price Books – check your local store for their summer reading program. Earn book bucks each month when you log your reading minutes (15 minutes per day, ages 12 and under!)
Programs like these are a great way to encourage our children to continue reading throughout the summer months. Find more activities to keep your kids busy this summer: