With school letting out, it’s time to hit the playground. Hopefully, there’s some learning time mixed into the summer vacation. I remember as a child, joining reading clubs at the local library. Barnes & Noble is promoting summer learning with free books for grades 1-6. Other retailers are also offering freebies for reading.
All you have to do is answer a few questions about your favorite books of all time, and then you can choose a free one while supplies last.
The options include:
Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler
The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks
Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish
Many more titles are also included. The offer runs through September 6, 2016.
TDBank is offering $10 to students who read 10 books over the summer. I’m a big fan of saving early, even if there’s just a small amount in your child’s bank account. It teaches them the value of saving and the reward for doing it.
To reward yourself for all that summer reading, head over to Chuck E. Cheese. You can earn 10 free tokens for reach every day for two weeks. A food purchase is required to get the free offer. Not totally free, but if you’re heading there anyway, it might be a decent deal.
Check with your local library. They often have incentives and reading programs to keep kids learning all summer long.
Scholastic is offering a summer challenge. You log the hours you read, and you can earn virtual prizes. You can read on your own or join your school.
If you want to read in a group setting, Pottery Barn Kids offers a Summer Book Club. Each week they read a book, and if you attend five story time’s you get $10 off one item. The theme weeks include friendship, family, heroes, and adventure.
Sylvan Learning offers Book Adventure. You read the books offline, and then go back online and take a quiz. This sounds like a great way to make sure your kid is actually comprehending what they read. You can track your child’s progress, and earn rewards.