Educators will tell you that kids who read throughout the summer return the next year and perform higher on assessments then kids who stop reading over the summer break. tatyana_tomsickova Getty Images/iStockphoto
Educators will tell you that kids who read throughout the summer return the next year and perform higher on assessments then kids who stop reading over the summer break. tatyana_tomsickova Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Free Summer Reading Programs

Tara McAlister

May 19, 2016 09:27 PM

UPDATED May 19, 2016 09:27 PM

Even though the last school bell hasn’t rung, here are a few cheap ways to keep your students happy and busy this summer. Educators will tell you that kids who read throughout the summer return the next year and perform higher on assessments then kids who stop reading over the summer break.

Barnes and Noble Free Summer Reading Program

From May 17 to September 6, kids in grades 1 through 6 can earn a free book after reading 8 books at their local Barnes & Noble! Visit the Barnes and Noble website and download the book journal. Kids can record their reading, participate in fun activities and even earn medals for meeting and exceeding reading goals.

Scholastic's Summer Reading Program - Be a Reading Super Hero!

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Scholastic had an activity rich summer reading program that started May 9th. Now through September 9th, students of all ages can download reading activities, records their reading and parents will find lots of great tips to keep your kids reading all summer.

Charlotte - Meck Library Summer Reading Program 2016

From June 1st until August 14th, kids can visit the library to participate in reading and other great activities like learning how to play chess, participate in story time and even opportunities to read aloud the therapy dogs! Visit the website for details on when and how the public library to keep your child reading this summer. Check out your local library and find out what they have planned for the hot days of summer!

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