Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Reading Programs

The greatest way to prevent the summer slide is to keep your children reading. There are many summer reading programs out there that provide incentives for reading. We enrolled in three in our area today. We enrolled in the library summer reading program and the programs at Barnes & Noble and Borders.

Our library program is called BookA-Wocky. At the library we picked up a summer reading record. On the record you keep track of minutes. There is also a spot to keep track of and rate some of the books you have been reading. After reading ten hours and twenty hours of reading, the reader earns a prize. Here is the link to BookA-Wocky in Hennepin County.

Barnes & Noble's program is called Summer Reading Imagination's Destination. The program is for students in first through sixth grade. After reading eight books, the reader will earn a free book. This program requires the reader to make a list of the book and who they would recommend the books to.

Border's summer reading program is called Double-Dog Dare Challenge! The requirements include: reading 10 books, being under the age of twelve, and listing the books you have read. When you meet the requirements you can pick a free book off of the list which can be found on the website. The form for the program is downloadable from the link on the website.

Your turn: What are you doing to keep your children reading this summer?