Pretty neat deals to get kids to read this summer...worth checking out:
(For those people looking for educational games suitable for kids, check out my other blog: http://tried-and-true-homeschool.blogspot.com/)
Scholastic Summer Challenge - a great way to motivate kids by earning points for reading. There are tons of resources, a Save the Children charity drive, and sweepstakes that you can enter to win books and other prizes.
Barnes & Noble - for kids in Grades 1 thru 6, you can earn a free book after reading 8 and some locations also have a regularly scheduled story time (check find an event for your store).
Half-Price Books Feed Your Brain - Stop by a Half-Price Books and CiCi's Pizza where your kids can make money on reading! Kids under 12 can earn a $3 Half-Price Books gift card for every week they read at least 15 minutes from June 1 to July 31. Talk about a rewarding reading program!
Pottery Barns Book Club - not just a Summer program, this regularly scheduled storytime goes on all year long on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:30 am. And your kids get a coupon ($10 off a purchase I hear) after attending 5 sessions and getting their booklet stamped.
TD Bank Summer Reading - read 10 books and get $10! A great incentive if you've got this bank near you.
Borders Reading Challenge - get discounted items for kids under 12 who complete the challenge. You'll get to choose a $4.99 Reading Challenge item (a savings of 50% off) when you've completed your 8 books.
Thanks freebies for mom!