When I was young, one of the highlights of my summer each year was participating in the public library summer reading program. I loved filling in the chart. Honestly, I have no idea what the reward was!
It is great fun to be a part of something and win something. This summer, have your kids join a summer reading program, or create one of your own. Whether or not your kids are already hooked on reading, they might enjoy a local reading program. With fun events and prizes, these programs can have great influence in getting kids to read. If your local library or book store doesn’t host a program, consider creating your own. A simple sticker chart with some basic prizes (such as an ice cream cone or a special date with mom or dad) could be all that you need for some serious reading fun this summer.
Here are some established summer reading programs:
Barnes and Noble
Chuck E. Cheese’s
And, if you live near me, the Broward County public library