I think summer reading programs are great! They provide opportunities and incentives to encourage children to keep reading through the summer months. There are plenty of fun programs to keep kids reading all summer long. Below are a few for your little bookworms to enjoy (ages 5 and up).
Limits to Be Aware Of
Since my kids are too young to participate in any of the programs listed above (bummer), we’ll be checking out a few of our local libraries.Most library locations offer something special for thier community – often weekly! Don’t forget to check out your local libraries to find out which programs they’ll be offering. Take a friend and make it a little field trip! Some locations will even be offering FREE books, prizes or crafts!
You can also create your own summer reading program. Check out this 10 week do-it-yourself themed summer reading program from Education.com.
Your turn: Am I the only mom who gets excited about this stuff? What’s your favorite summer reading program? Do your kids enjoy summer reading or dread it? Do prizes help motivate them?