Summer Reading Tips for Parents (and incentives for children!)


When children don't put their skills to use over the summer, the learning that they lose can put them at a big disadvantage on returning to school in September.  As part of our new Campaign for Grade-Level Reading we want to support families in providing exciting, engaging learning opportunities for children over the summer. We've found a few ideas on the web that keep learning fun and interactive. Many even offer rewards for reading!

Scholastic gives children a chance to win prizes when you register for their summer challenge.

Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure offers prizes for logging reading progress.

PBS has great tips for reading activities that you can do on the go, almost anywhere.

TD Bank will deposit $10 into a new account for your child if they read 10 books!

Chuck E. Cheese offers tokens as reading rewards.

You can find lots of great ideas for arts and crafts on Pinterest to will enrich you child's reading experience.

The National PTA's Guides to Student Success are helpful for parents year-round for supporting learning and the Common Core Standard guidelines.

Reading Rockets' "virtual beach bag" is packed with resources like these we've listed and many, many more.


Do you have any other suggestions?  Please add them to the comment box below. Have a great summer everyone!




Please note: These resources are for informational purposes only. United Way of New York City does not necessarily endorse any products or services offered by the companies/organizations listed.