Need something to occupy the kids over the summer and to keep their mind sharp?
There are several FREE Summer Reading Programs to help you out. Most of them offer some sort of FREE Reward or Prize for the kids as an incentive to read over their summer break.
Check these out:
► Amazon – Win FREE Kindle e-Readers
► American Girl Read-a-palooza – FREE instore reading events
► Barnes & Noble – Read any 8 books and get Choice of a FREE Book from their selection on the Reading Journal list at the store.
► Books-A-Million – read 6 books by August 17, 2013 to get a FREE HOOT or Chomp Backpack
► Chuck E. Cheese – 10 FREE Chuck E. Cheese tokens for reading each day for 2 weeks
► Half Price Books – Feed Your Brain – win a FREE a $20 HPB Gift Card
► H•E•B Reading Club – Read and earn a FREE T-Shirt
► Junie B. Kids Reading Club – FREE copy of Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
► PBS Summer Reading Community Challenge – FREE printables, prizes and more
► Pizza Hut Book-it – earn FREE Pizza for Reading
► Pottery Barn Kids – Summer Reading Challenge – Kids receive a FREE prize after they finish reading all of the books on their list.
► Scholastic Summer Challenge – Log your reading minutes and earn FREE digital rewards
► Showcase Cinemas – book reports = FREE admission to movie on Wednesdays
► Sylvan’s Book Adventure – search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn FREE prizes for their reading success.
► TD Bank – read 10 books get $10 FREE!
► Local Public Library – most public libraries offer FREE Summer Reading programs as well