School ended this week – which means I am officially the mother of a middle-schooler, a second grader and a Pre-K’er. Woo hoo! I’m looking forward to the lazy days of summer and hoping that they are indeed lazy. (Though I doubt it.)
But one thing’s for sure, and that is … we’ll be going through a lot of books this summer. And lucky for us, there are a few incentive programs to make the joy of reading even sweeter.
- Download your Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Imagination Destination Journal here. Kids need to read 8 books – and write down who they’d recommend the book to and why – and they receive a free book.
- TD Bank has a summer reading program, too. Kids need to read 10 books, and the bank will deposit $10 into a new or existing Young Saver Account.
I’m sure there are similar programs out there offered by companies looking to
market to parents through their children inspire the love of reading amongst youngsters. If you know of any, please post in comments below.
In the meantime, I’m going to hop into bed with Carlos Eire. (Okay, that would be his book, Waiting for Snow in Havana.) What are you reading?
Blessing – Our eldest graduated elementary school with high honors and received an award for excellence in mathematics. Which means we have about one more year in which we can help him with his math homework. And then we’re screwed.