Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Summer Reading

Summer is upon us and I am so, so excited to have all of the wonderful things that go along with it; swimming at the pool, late nights, bbq's, hiking, fireworks, rodeo, derby, popsicles, sprinklers, water fights, family reunions, and so much more.

But as always, I'm concerned about how my kids are going to be spending most of their days.  My hope is always that they don't park themselves in front of the tv and sit there for 12 hours a day, the entire summer. 

I, like so many of you, am a working mom, so they have to entertain themselves most of the time.

Last year we came up with our Ultimate Summer Boredom Busters and the Kid's Passport Printables that we will be using again this year, because we actually didn't get to do everything.  But I also want my kids to read more this summer, since I feel like they lose a lot of what they learned the previous year in school over the summer. So I found a few great reading programs that might keep them interested in reading. 


Scholastic Summer Reading - May 4 - September 4.  Free online reading program for kids with book lists, activities, and tips. 

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading - Read books, keep a journal, earn a free book.

Pizza Hut Book It - Starts June 22

Book Adventure - Read books, take quizzes, earn prizes

DIY Summer Reading Camp  - free printables and ideas for hosting your own summer reading camp

American Girl - Read-a-palooza - Select Stores have free reading events, printables and activities online. 

Chuck E. Cheese - Incentive Program, earn tokens

Check around your own town for fun activities for your kids.  Most public libraries have summer reading programs. 

For all my Southern Utah Locals, here's a list of summer events in our area:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Summer Reading Program - Starts June 1st

Sunset on the Square - Free Summer Movies

St. George City  - summer activities, arts & craft classes, day camps, Lego classes, Lil Detectives, and so much more

Washington City Community Center - swimming, lap pool, and rock wall

Tuacahn Center for the Arts - summer performances

Hurricane City - summer camps and clinics

Hurricane City - movies in the park

Thunder of Utah Air Show - July 25-27th St. George Airport

Washington County Fair - August12-15th

I'm sure there are a ton of other things going on to, but I hope this list gets you started.
Pin It!

No comments:

Post a Comment