Here are some great nationwide summer reading programs to help your students continue their learning throughout the summer!
Read the books on one of the Pottery Barn's recommended reading lists to earn a free book and be entered into a contest for fun prizes. Download the summer reading lists and log sheets at the Pottery Barn website.
Get a free book and summer reading kit by participating in Barnes and Noble's summer reading program.
Students can earn Bookworm Bucks for Half Price Books for logging their summer reading program this year. Students only have to read a minimum of about 15 minutes a day with a minimum of 300 minutes total to earn this reward and students up to age 14 are included in this easy program.
Students read and take comprehension quizzes to participate in this summer program. Points are earned based on the books read and students can select their prizes accordingly.
TD Bank will deposit $10 into a new young saver's account after they have read 10 books this summer. Students simply read 10 books, record those books onto TD Bank's sheet and bring it into any local branch. This could be a great way to encourage reading and help students learn how to save money.
Students record their daily reading on a printable calendar and turn in into their local Chuck E Cheese. Two weeks of daily reading results in 10 free tokens. There is a catch: food must be purchased for free token redemption.
Your Local Library
Almost all local libraries have summer reading programs for kids. My local library even has a summer reading program for adults! It's always worth it to participate.