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

That's a Wrap for the Summer Challenge!

The 2022 Read, Discuss, Do Summer Challenge is officially over. We hope you've enjoyed following along with the themes, discovered some new favorite books, and enjoyed plenty of bookish fun with your kids over the past ten weeks! 

The challenge may be over, but the fun doesn't have to be. The themes we've shared over the summer can be enjoyed all year long. And, of course, there will be plenty of Read, Discuss, Do! ideas coming your way this fall and all year long. So, stay tuned!

In the mean time, here is a list of all the 2022 Summer Challenge themes. Click on the image to see the full post for that theme. Which one was your favorite?

Tasty Treats

Together Time

Amazing Animals

Books, Books, Books!

Summer Celebrations

Wild Waters!

Nuts About Nature

Night Time

Clever Creativity

Dog Days (of summer)