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5 Summer Reading Programs for Kids

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After all, homeschool kids are really no different than their public school counterparts when it comes to wanting a break after a long year.  

Thankfully, there are plenty of businesses that offer incentives during the summer months for reading.  

Need something to kick start your little (or big!) learner’s summer reading habits?  

Try one of the programs below!


Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

This program is quite simple.  

Simply print out their reading journal, record eight books that have been read during the summer, and then return it to any Barnes and Noble store to pick a free book from their summer reading list.  

The program ends September 2, 2014.  

Visit their Summer Reading Program page here.

Chuck E. Cheese’s

The reading incentive program for Chuck E.

Cheese’s actually runs through December 31, 2014, so you can continue to rack up rewards through the end of the year.  

Print out their reading log and record the time spent reading for two weeks.  

At the end of two weeks, take your completed log to Chuck E. Cheese’s for 10 free tokens.  

Find out more about their program here.

Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Summer Reading Challenge

Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT!

Challenge runs throughout the school year and offers free pizza, but from June 1st through August 15, 2014, students can register to win one of 50 prizes when they read five books.  

You can register online and submit your entry here or by mailing it in.  

You can find out more about their program and download the forms here.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Scholastic’s free online summer program encourages students to help set a new world record for the number of minutes spent reading.  

The program runs from May 5th through September 5th, 2014.  

Students can take weekly challenges and enter to win giveaways while parents can find helpful resources.  Find out more about it here.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program

My kids are highly money motivated, so TD Bank’s Summer Reading Program is right up their alley.  

The program requires kids to read 10 books, write down the titles on their Summer Reading Form, and then bring it in to their local TD Bank branch where they will receive $10 deposited into their Young Saver Account.  

The program runs from June 1st through August 31st, 2014 and is only open to kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade (much to the disappointment of my now 7th grader!).  

Read more about their program here.

Have a fabulous summer reading!

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