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 but, how can we actually make reading 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. Before we begin, please take a moment to pin this to your reading or summer board.
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 a need to help kids build up their library. 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 15th to July 20th 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.
July 20th- July 31st E-Mail/Mail-in Pledges and Order Books
Final Day to receive pledges is July 31st
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. Three lucky participants will earn extra prizes (details pending). Download Your Pledge Sheet Here.
Want to keep track of all your reading? Check out our reading log here
August 17th- Receive Books
Books will be delivered to participants at the end of the summer celebration.
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
If you are a Blooming Brilliant Insider then head on over to our library of resources to grab this printable. If you aren’t one yet, then make sure to sign up here to get the current password and access to all our free resources.