While summer is a great time for kids to get some exercise running, swimming, and playing, it is important to keep their minds engaged as well! Check out some of these great programs to help keep your childrens' minds as active as their bodies this summer:
Jet Blue and PBS have partnered to offer "Soar With Reading!"; a terrific program targeted at ages 3 to 8, providing children flying with JetBlue this summer a free activity kit filled with reading games to entertain them during flight.
With Barnes & Noble's Summer Reading Program, Imagination Destination, kids can earn a free book (from selected titles) for completing eight books and writing a brief journal entry on each!
Likewise, Borders' Double-Dog Dare Challenge offers young readers a chance to win a free book (from selected titles) for completing ten books and recording their titles on the entry form.
Chuck E. Cheese has a fantastic promotion as well; kids can earn free 10 Chuck E. Cheese tokens for reading each day for 2 weeks (and check out their other rewards forms)!
TD Bank also has a great promotion; have your child complete 10 books and record their titles on the Summer Reading Form, bring the form into any TD Bank branch and they will be given $10 which will be deposited into a new or existing Young Saver Account.
Finally, some of the best summer reading programs are available through your local public library! While each public library will have its own unique summer reading program, most of them have rewards, prizes, and fun events for children!
Not surprisingly, a recent Oxford Study has demonstrated that reading books is linked to greater success later life; and as any parent will tell you, it's never to early to foster a love of reading! So jump on-board with one of these great programs this summer and keep the reading ball rolling! Safe and happy travels!