Do you know how to prevent the “summer slide”? Read, read, read!
When kids are engaged in reading during the summer, they are better prepared for the new school year. Luckily, there are many great programs to keep them motivated. Here are some of our favorites:
Louisville Free Public Library
Register online, read 10 books before August 6, and then stop by your local library to receive a prize package including a backpack, passes to museums and local events, tickets to U of L athletic events, free martial arts classes, and more. You’ll also be entered to win one of several grand prizes.
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program
This program is very simple. Kids are encouraged to read 8 books during the summer and record them in a Summer Reading Journal, telling what part of the book was their favorite and why. Bring the completed journal to a Barnes and Noble store before September 3rd, and snag a free book!
Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards
From the website, print off the Reading Rewards calendar. Mark off every day he/she reads for 2 weeks, and when you complete 2 weeks in a row your child earns 10 free game tokens. This program runs all year long!
Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program
Have your child log their reading in June and July using the reading log provided by the website. When they reach 300 minutes read or more, turn it in to your local Half Price Books store to receive a gift card.