Summer's time to relax … and read!

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Summer’s almost over, but don’t let that deter you from squeezing in some reading. We all know the benefits of reading, but, did you know there’s also programs available for kids that offer incentives?

15122058-illustration-of-kids-reading-books-while-lying-on-the-lawnCheck out this handful of reading programs available for kids to promote a love of literacy.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Kids (grades 1-6) can earn a FREE Book with the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program.

Step 1. Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal.

Step 2. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N Store, now through September 3, 2013. Find a Store.

Step 3. Choose a FREE BOOK from the selection on the Reading Journal List at your local store!

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards

Read every day for 2 weeks and fill out the CEC Summer Reading Log. Bring it in to your local Chuck E. Cheese and receive 10 FREE Tokens!

 Pizza Hut’s Book It! Reading Program

Pizza Hut holds a reading program for children in grades Kindergarten through 6th. When BOOK IT! kids meet their monthly reading goal they are rewarded with a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza, and the new Passport to Reading and sticker on their first visit. On each subsequent visit, they get another stamp (sticker) for their Passport to Reading, another Personal Pan Pizza, and more.

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Join the Scholastic Summer Challenge and choose what you want to read, then read as many minutes as you can! Log your minutes every day and enter the summer sweepstakes. You can beat weekly reading goals and take extra challenges for summer rewards!

Also, be sure to check with your local library to participate in any reading programs or events they may have scheduled!

Thank you, Savin’ Green Mom for some of the above list!

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