Summer Reading Challenge
Summer reading is something many of us aspire to do but then life takes over and many times we don’t actually stick with it. We want to inspire our children to sit down for 10 minutes every day to read alone or together. How can we make that exciting for us and our kids? I decided to create a little game board printable with ideas to keep reading fun and exciting as well as help our kids stick with reading every day.
10 minutes Every day!
Ten minutes every day is not very long to read, or to be read to, did you know that even once a child knows how to read on their own there is much to get from being read to; Reading aloud to children improves their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and best of all their attitudes about reading.
You need not read for hours a day 10 minutes should do, our game begins with a visit to the library and finishes at reading about something you love. There are lots of fun inspirations into reading in between, such as having a poetry tea time, which you can read about here.
Blooming Brilliant’s Summer Reading Challenge
Blooming Brilliant’s Summer Reading Challenge is partly to inspire kids to pick up a book and read and somewhat wanting to help kids build up their library. So not only do they reap the rewards of reading and building a regular reading habit, but they are also earning real books from Usborne Books & More.
So how does it work?
June 21st to August 5th Children Read and Collect Pledges
Start reading! Tell grandparents, friends, neighbors, aunties and uncles, everyone about your reading challenge and ask them to pledge a dollar amount to reward your reading, All Children are asked to read (or be read to) for a minimum of 10 minutes a day over five weeks for a minimum of 340 minutes. The game board which you can download here will inspire you to read different genres and different ways. Participation in the sponsored reading and earning book rewards is only open to US residents at this time.
August 12th- August 23rd Mail-in Pledges and Order Books
Final Day to receive pledges is August 23rd
Participating children should create a wishlist on this website, and at the end of the program, participating children will receive reward books at the end of the program equal to the pledge money they collect. Pledges will be collected via Paypal. 3 lucky participants will earn extra prizes (details pending).
Want to keep track of all your reading? Check out our reading log here
September 6th- Recieve Books
Books will be delivered to participants at the end of the summer celebration. Details are pending.
Please help your children in this program by encouraging them to complete their reading (or reading to them), and by helping them to collect their pledges.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact me at Christine@bloomingbrilliant.net
Join the facebook group and share your journey on social media, what are you and your kids reading? Share all about it.
LET US KNOW
Are you excited to start this Summer Reading Challenge? Have you shared this challenge with your friends? Do you have any recommendations for books to read this summer? Let us know in the comment section below. If you are taking part in this challenge snap some photos of your participation and share it with us on Instagram using the hashtag- #BloomingBrilliantReads
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