Aug 112010

At my house we have studying and reading rewards,but this summer I also signed the boys up for summer reading programs, and my sons are now reaping the rewards.

  • We made our own reading list and the boys will get 10 cents per book, and they can choose to buy a bunch of books at the thrift store or one or two new books at the bookstore. 
  • We signed up at the local library’s summer reading program
  • We did the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program.

Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie (Widescreen)This morning I took the boys to see Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie,as a part of the Regal Theaters Free Summer Movie program.

Last One in Is a Rotten Egg (I Can Read Book 2)

Afterward we went to Barnes & Noble next door for my oldest son to cash in his reading list. As a part of the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program, the child reads 8 books, fill out the form and take it to Barnes & Noble to get a free book. There were plenty of book choices, and my oldest son ended up choosing: Last One in Is a Rotten Egg.

While we were at Barnes & Noble reading book after book, the library called with great news. My oldest son had won tickets to Saturday’s Miami Dolphin game against Tampa Bay. We had two dates to choose between, and he got three tickets, so my husband can take our two oldest boys out for some very special and extremely rare father-son time.

Throughout the summer the boys has received cool little rewards from the library’s summer reading program, but this sure was a great surprise. There is still time to fill out the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program form, just bring it back before September 7th.

How do you encourage your children to read?

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