– Be sure to check out the Mensa Foundation’s Excellence in Reading Award Program here.
– Chuck E. Cheese has a number of awards that they will grant 10 free tokens for, including reading. You can find them at the Chuck E. Cheese Web site here.
– Scholastic Book also has a summer program in which kids read and log in to win prizes. Details are available here.
– Barnes & Noble will give kids a free book for every 8 books they read. They also have some parent information. Find out more here.
– Sylvan Learning Centers has a free reading incentive program for kids through grade 8 that runs all the time. You can register and find more information here.
– PBS Kids Summer Reading Challenge: PBS/iVillage has a program that could keep you busy all summer long. There are several aspects to it, and you can find out more here.
– If you are in an area with H-E-B Grocery Store, they have a program as well. The instructions can be found here.
– If you are on the east coast, TD Bank has a summer reading program. Read more here.
In keeping with my last post on helping kids learn to serve, here is a video introduction to First Book, a literacy program that tries to get books into the hands of children in the United States who don’t have books. Did you know that in low-income families, most homes don’t have a single book? Watch!
- Looking for more ideas for keeping young brains active this summer? I wrote the Summer Seven to help you out!
- I also shared some challenges your family may enjoy.