Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Reading Programs

Enjoy reading with the kids this summer:

Wednesday Bookworms - Every Wednesday at 10:00 am beginning July 8th for six weeks. A fun and rewarding summer reading program developed to encourage young children to read during the summer months. BOOKWORM WEDNESDAYS entitles kids to free admission to a select children´s film when they present a book report at a participating Showcase Cinemas, Multiplex Cinemas or Cinema de Lux box office. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report.

This is a cool program, but not available in NH. Check out the web site for participating theaters, especially if you will be traveling this summer. There are theaters in Mass and California.

Borders/Waldenbooks - Children 12 and under read 8 books and bring in the completed form. The child may then choose one of the selected items for $4.99, a savings of at least 50%.

Barnes and Noble - Children 1st-6th grade read 8 books and bring in the completed form. The child may choose 1 free book from selected titles.

Chuck E Cheese - Read 1 book a day for 2 weeks and bring in the completed calendar. The child will receive 10 free tokens with food purchase.

Scholastic´s Summer Reading Challenge - Children sign up to be placed in 1 of 4 teams. Then they read books for points. The team with the most points at the end of the summer vote on which Save the Children U.S. program receives a donation from Scholastic.

Half Price Books - Children 12 and under can earn a $3 Half Price Books Gift Card for each week they read at least 15 minutes per day.

TD Bank - Read 10 books and bring in the completed form to receive $10.

We did this last year, the only hitch is that the kids have to have a savings account at TD Bank. If you don't it is easy enough to open one.

Read with Kids Challenge - Log your time reading with your children for a chance to win a US Airways vacation package to Walt Disney World, plus other prizes.

1 comment:

  1. These are great, thanks for sharing! Don't forget your local library program too!!