Summer is almost here, and with that, the kids will be out of school. The kids are thinking about pool days, riding their bikes, sleeping in and sleepovers with friends! While you may have planned your summer vacation, day camps, sleep-away camps and play-dates, don’t forget to make time for reading!
Many schools require reading over the summer, and there are plenty of opportunities to make reading fun!
Check with your local library for their summer reading list by age. Many libraries will hold contests for the most books read and award prizes!
Check with your local bookstores. Many will host guest authors and reading challenges.
Barnes & Nobel has their popular reading program where kids can earn free books! Fostering a love of reading and its rewards, the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is popular with students in the first through sixth grades and educators throughout America. Participation is fun and an easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read any eight books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part, and bring a completed tear page to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from a list of paperback titles.
Scholastic is challenging young readers to join them and has put together an extensive list of recommendations.
Is your school requiring summer reading? Check out these great tips on Tackling School Reading Lists
A few more resources including:
Summer Reading Lists by Grade
Top 10 Summer Reading Lists
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Are you reading to the kids this summer?
Summer reading programs are a great way to keep up your little ones reading skills.
It is not too late to sign up for reading programs at your local library. So far we have earned two of the three prizes with our local library reading program. And the water bottles and fans have been very useful in the 100 degree heat this summer!
Barnes and Noble is also having a summer reading program. Visit their website and print out their list. Once your child has read 10 books bring the completed list back to Barnes and Noble and you get a free book!
My soon to be second grader(yikes how did that happen!?!) loves reading Junie B Jones books and the My Weird School series. What are some of the books that your kids are reading this summer?
If you are looking for some summer reading ideas check out TLC’s Pinterest board. We have pinned some great books for kids!