It’s not a hard to get my family to read. There are books on the tablets, the Kindle and even the cell phone The girls frequently ask for books from the library and even from book sales. It seems like no matter who you are in our household that there is most likely a book in your hand or within reach. But during the hot Houston summer months it sometimes gets a little more difficult to encourage reading because there are so many other things that the kids (okay and even yes mom and dad) want to do. To avoid summer brain drain I try to find really rewarding (in more ways than one!) summer reading programs.
American Girl: This summer reading program that starts May 1st and runs through Sept 3rd. Look for free downloads and in store events. The site says “Reading Challenge coming soon” so it’s important to visit to stay up to date on this one. I’m hoping for some in store coupons – hope springs eternal!
Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge - May 16-August 26th, this reading program isn’t just for the kids but for the whole family! Families are invited invited to read each book with them at their FREE weekly story time. Kids will receive a prize after they finish reading all the books on their list! Contact your local store for more details.
Texas readers – be sure to check out the Baylor Alumni Association summer reading program developed especially for reading levels 4 yrs old to adult! No excuses for not finding a good book to read from this list. The Baylor Alumni Association has worked in partnership with the Institute of Reading Development to bring these popular programs to the service area since 1997.