Can you believe the summer is almost here? This year is going by so fast and I’m sure the summer will go by just as fast and I will find myself sending my daughter off to kindergarten! I can’t believe how quickly they grow up and we just don’t realize it. I was doing bedtime stories with her last night and to my surprise she read through 22 pages of an early reader book with minimal help on my part. I was floored. She’s always loved books but when did she grow old enough to start reading on her own?
But I’m going slightly off track. This made me realize that soon she will be participating in reading programs/challenges and I’ve seen several upcoming summer programs. Here are a few that you might want to check out.
New York, NY–May 1, 2012– While athletes prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympics, kids will compete in their own challenge – the Scholastic Summer Challenge – a free, interactive reading program dedicated to helping kids keep their reading skills sharp throughout the summer by reading every day. Kids everywhere willRead for the World Record by logging the minutes they spend reading this summer and attempting to beat the current world record of 64,213,141 minutes set during summer 2011. The 20 schools whose students log the most minutes will be recognized in the 2013 Scholastic Book of World Records. Go to their site for more info.
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Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Program
How kids 14 and under can participate:
- Read for at least 15 minutes each day for a month.
(Grown-ups may read aloud to kids who are still learning.)
- Add up your minutes and have your parent or guardian initial each week.
- Once you’ve read 300 minutes, turn in your completed reading log to earn your $5 HPB Back-to-School Bucks reading reward for the month.
- We’ll award one top reader per age group each month with a TOP READER prize – a $20 HPB Gift Card!*
Get more info at Half Price Books.
Kids read 8 books and record it in their journal. Take the journal into a local B&N store and get a free book. See their website for more details.
Check Your Local Library
I’m sure as summer approaches most public library’s will be running some sort of summer reading program so be sure to check our local branch.