Where to Find Free Reading Programs for the Kids This Summer

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One of my readers was asking where to find free reading programs for the kids this summer so we put a roundup together for everyone to enjoy and share with help from Saving Dollars and Sense and This Mommy Saves Money.

Did you know that children can lose up to 2 months of reading achievement during the summer months so you can help your children gain reading skills instead of losing them, with these fun Summer reading programs that will engage and reward your them. This list will be updated regularly with more details and programs as they become available

There are a LOT of great programs that your children can take advantage of to earn FREE books, prizes, and cash!

Be sure and share this list of FREE Summer Reading Programs:

Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination – This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log. There are four questions in the Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Triathlon Reading Journal. Record your answers. and bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. Choose a FREE BOOK from their Reading Journal list at the store. Get your Reading Journal here. Get your FREE book with your completed reading log from 5/17 – 9/6.

Chuck E. Cheese – Read a book every day for 2 weeks and get 10 FREE Tokens at Chuck E Cheese’s. One free token award per child per day. Food purchase is required. (Valid through 12/31/16).

Junie B Jones Reading Club – Sign up and get a FREE starter Kit that includes a copy of Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Activity sheets and a membership ID card while supplies last.

Pizza Hut:  This program starts June 23rd. Keep your kids reading during the summer months with the BOOK IT Summer program!  The next Summer reading challenge is with the Wimpy Kid, and it starts on June 23rd.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – May 9th – September 4th, log in your reading minutes to the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn digital prizes! Sign up Here.

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays – Your child can earn a FREE movie ticket from National Amusements Theaters when they read a book and complete a book report.

Six Flags Read to Succeed K-6 students who complete six hours of non-school-related reading approved by their parents and teachers are eligible for free admission to their nearest theme park.

Sylvan Book Adventure: Book Adventure is a free, online reading program for children in grades K-8. Kids learn to love reading through interactive tools, games and motivational rewards. At Book Adventure, reading is rewarding! Within the Prize Library, kids can search for a prize they’d like to win or exchange points for a prize they have earned by reading books and answering quiz questions correctly. Register here.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read and keep track of 10 books this summer and your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE! (Starts June 1st)

Programs like these are a great way to encourage our children to continue reading throughout the summer months.

Still waiting for updates for Free Summer Reading Programs for 2016 from:

  •  Books A Million  (Have yet to update their program for 2016) Choose four books from the attached list of approved books. Read the books and record in your reading journal. When complete, have your parent/guardian sign your journal, then turn it in to your local store to get a free Camp Half-Blood tote bag.
  • Half Price Books
  •  Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge

Local Public Library – Don’t forget to check out your local libraries to find out which programs they’ll be offering this summer. My kids have participated in several Summer reading Programs through the library and it always includes FREE books & prizes.

Kids Summer Reading Programs

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