It’s summer, and as a mother and teacher I know the importance of having kids continue reading during their months off of school, but it is NOT always easy. As adults we know reading is rewarding, but now we can reward them for reading as well. There are several opportunities provided throughout the community to reward kids for reading, so make sure to share these with your kids and students in order to keep them motivated about reading during the summer months.
When kids read 8 books, they get to choose a FREE book from a list at their store. This is a great way to build your home library, or donate the new FREE book to your new teacher.
TD Bank PAYS kids to read 10 books! They receive $10 into a new or existing Young Saver account after reading 10 books, printing out their Summer Reading Form, and taking the form to the nearest TD Bank branch.
Local Library Systems:
Most local library systems have some sort of summer reading challenge available. Make sure to check out their website and see what they have to offer.
Like always, feel free to add any other ideas or suggestions in the comment boxes below. I love to hear from you!