Summer will quickly be here and it’s time to start planning how to keep the kids motivated to read! A great way to encourage summer reading is by participating in one or more of the numerous free summer reading programs being offered this year. We’ve compiled a list to help you pick out the best fit for your family.
Local Public Library – This is always a family favorite in our house with lots of great freebies!
Barnes & Noble – Read 8 Books, log them in your journal, and receive a free book
Half Price Books – Read 300 minutes in a month and receive a $5 gift certificate to Half Price Books.
iVillage – Four week reading challenge with free games, printables, and chances to win prizes.
Scholastic – Log the minutes your child reads online and they have a chance to win prizes.
Book Adventures by Sylvan Learning – Find a book to read from their site and then take an online quiz to earn points to use toward prizes.
BJU Press – Complete required reading goals and earn free prizes while supplies last. You will also be entered in prize drawings.
TD Bank – Earn $10 in a new or existing Young Saver’s account when you read 10 books and take it to your local TD Bank.
Chuck E. Cheese’s – Read consecutively for two weeks and earn 10 free tokens. (Download the Reading Rewards calendar.)
PB Kids – Kids earn a free prize after reading all the books on a pre-selected reading list.
Do you know of a free summer reading program that offers rewards to kids? Please leave a comment with the link so we can add it to the list!