Encouraging your child to participate in the Summer Reading Program will help retain hard-earned reading and language skills and prevent the dreaded “summer slide”.
The fundamental keys for the development of lifelong learners are reading aloud and reading for enjoyment. Especially in young children, quantity trumps quality in terms of building reading fluency. So, let your children choose what they enjoy reading over the summer. Make reading FUN!
There are three levels available—toddlers though teens—in our program with age appropriate rewards for each bracket. Our model is developed to reinforce money and time management, independent decision making and higher level thinking.
We encourage reading, but not to the exclusion of all other activities; we all know that even the most voracious reader can’t read 24 hours a day. Encourage other interests and honest record keeping!
WINTER READING CHALLENGE
Our Winter Reading Challenge, 50 to Grow On, is a read-to-me program open to children ages 7 and younger and runs from November through April.
We curate 40 books each year and you can add an additional 10 books of your choosing. This program frequently introduces parents to undiscovered authors and children to new genres. Children earn a sticker for each book read and a prize for finishing.
The Family Reading Challenge is a read aloud literacy program for students in grades 1 – 8. This Winter Reading Challenge encompasses the importance of reading aloud to children past the time they can read independently, some ideas for books to read together, and an easy challenge to enjoy as a family. There are 18 book choices and you can read as few or as many as you like.
Online registration begins November 2. After your child is registered, I will email you to pick up a reading log curbside to check off the titles as you read them. Please email me with the titles you read and I will track your progress. You can email at whatever interval you choose – weekly, biweekly, whatever is most convenient for you. Each book read will earn one basket raffle chance for some fun gift cards to local businesses. The challenge ends April 2.
Summer is Coming . . .
We paid close attention to all your comments in our survey last summer and with them in mind, we have a new, exciting, user friendly experience to offer this year. Our new software program, Beanstack … READ MORE