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Can you believe Summer is just around the corner? I can’t. This year has just flown by me. Sometimes I have to think for a little bit, what month is it? It’s already May? Yes, I’d say I’m officially an adult…who now knows what my parents used to mean when they’d say, “Where has the time gone too?” or “This year is flying by.”
Now with Summer just around the bend and that joyous time of relaxation…okay, scratch that…all that time of enjoying life is just ahead. No more school for your littles, no more schedules…just a time to live life to the fullest. There’s the family vacations, trips to the park, swimming, memories to make, and all those light and EASY to make meals.
Summer is blissful, BUT…
You also want to keep your children well-practiced in the reading aspect, but of course, you don’t want it to feel like school, because then your child would put up a fuss and there goes a happy summer…so…why not reward them for their efforts to read throughout summer? No. The reward doesn’t come from your pocket, but rather some really cool companies. It’s like a win-win-WIN situation. You get your child to read, another company provides the prize, and YOU don’t have to force them to read, because really, what child does not like to win something?
Don’t you ever make something boring come to life by adding the words ‘Contest,’ ‘Challenge,’ or ‘Race’ to the end of it? My mom did, and you know what my brothers and I did? We’d compete to see who’d WIN! My mom is smart like that.
I also used to do summer reading programs when I was little. I REALLY enjoyed them, but…I’ve outgrown them. The cost of growing up, I tell you…
A Really Neat List of Summer Reading Programs:
- Pizza Hut’s Book It!
- Chuck E Cheese – Have your child read for two weeks and bring in the reading calendar and receive 10 FREE tokens!
- Scholastic Summer Challenge – Join in on the challenge to beat the world record, PLUS win prizes.
- American Girl
- Barnes & Noble Summer Reading
- Your Local Library
Have you checked YOUR local library for summer reading programs, yet?I will receive commission on any sales made on my blog. To learn more, read my disclosure policy.