Ten Reason Your Kids Should Participate in a Summer Reading Program

by Rebecca J. Gomez When my kids were young, summer reading programs were a sure thing. For the most part, my children were avid readers, especially my girls. A summer reading program wasn't necessary to encourage them to read, but we participated because it was a fun addition to summer. And the free pizza, books, and water park tickets definitely didn't hurt! There are lots of reasons to participate in a summer reading program or challenge, and here are ten of them: 1. Many summer reading programs offer prizes. And while we all know that reading is its own reward, some kids haven't figured that out yet. For those kids, a prize is just the incentive they need to stick their noses in a book now and then over the summer. 2. It's a fun way to reward those kids who will be reading no matter what! 3. For some families, trips to the library may help break up summer monotony.  4. Summer reading programs promote reading together as a family, especially for those with very young


A perfect book to share in November! Enjoy Sharing the Bread by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Jill McElmurry, discuss Thanksgiving traditions, and try a new recipe or other holiday tradition together.



Karen Condit said…
Wow . . . what a great book connection for me today—I baked bread this morning and tonight I'll share it! I love Pat Zietlow Miller's books. Thanks for the perfect timing! 😉