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  • WYB = When You Buy
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  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
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Even though school is out, reading shouldn’t be! Summer reading is vital for improving your child’s literacy skills to prepare them for the upcoming school year.

There are a ton of great programs to keep your child’s brain active this summer. These programs encourage your child to read by providing fun incentives.

Barnes & Noble

Read 8 books and record them in the printable journal and get a free book when you turn in the list to a participating Barnes & Noble store.

Scholastic

Log in the minutes your child reads online. When you child reaches their weekly reading goal they win digital prizes.

Border’s Double Dog Dare Challenge

When your child reads 10 books they get 1 free. Just list the books on the entry form and then use the coupon for a free book.

H-E-B Grocery

H-E-B Grocery stores mail kids a package of cool prizes after they read 10 books. Just fill out the form and mail it in. The package arrives in 3-4 weeks.

Half Price Books Feed Your Brain

Read for 600 minutes in June and July to get a $5 gift card to Half Price Books. Complete the form and take it to your local Half Price Books.

TD Bank Summer Reading

TD Bank will deposit $10 into a new or existing TD Young Saver bank account when they read 10 books. Just fill out the form and take it to your local TD Bank. If you are creating a new account you will need a picture ID for your child.

Chuck E Cheese Reading Rewards

Earn 10 free tokens when you child reads for 2 weeks straight. Food purchase is required. Just take this form to your local Chuck E Cheese.

Pottery Barn Kids

Complete a reading list and get a free book. Just fill out the form and take it to a local store.

Don’t forget to also check out your local library for their summer reading program!

Do you know of any other programs?

    • guest

      My kids enjoyed bookadventure.com (it runs year-round but kids can go on read, take tests, earn points for prizes

    • Bee

      Maybe I'm being simple, but how do you get a picture ID for your child?

      • CJ

        I homeschool and I used this site to make one for my child.  Here is the site http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/homeschool-id/.  I hope this helps.

      • jennaj81

        That is strange. Maybe alot of schools now have student IDs. We homeschool, so I'm not sure.

        • Cmroberts 0304

          A passport is a picture ID and lots of people have passports for their
          children.  Also if you go to safety seminars, law enforcement will take
          finger prints and make photo ids for your child as a safety precaution. 
          So that  you have it in the event you child goes missing, they can use
          the info to look for them or identify them when found.

        • Bee

          We don't home school and elementary schools here definitely do not provide ID. In all other such situations, the birth certificate has been the document to use.

        • you can get an ID at the DMV–we had to get one for our 12 year old so she could get the new handicapped placard-strange system they have!

        • guest

          I know quite a few homeschoolers who made picture id's for their kids so they could get things such as student discounts. Get a good close up pic of your child, Business card size template, any relevant info you want to include, have it laminated at an office supply store.
          As someone else mentioned the DMV will also issue a state id card

      • Cmroberts 0304

        A passport is a picture ID and lots of people have passports for their
        children.  Also if you go to safety seminars, law enforcement will take
        finger prints and make photo ids for your child as a safety precaution. 
        So that  you have it in the event you child goes missing, they can use
        the info to look for them or identify them when found.

      • Cmroberts 0304

        A passport is a picture ID and lots of people have passports for their
        children.  Also if you go to safety seminars, law enforcement will take
        finger prints and make photo ids for your child as a safety precaution. 
        So that  you have it in the event you child goes missing, they can use
        the info to look for them or identify them when found.

      • Karen

        I have them for my children only because Ident-A-Kid came to the schools to make picture ID's, obviously for Amber alerts, but they do come in handy.  I would think if you're opening an account for your child they would take your ID for the account since they're minors.  I've opened accounts for my children before and they never needed an ID, mine was used.

      • CJ

        I homeschool my child, and I used this site to make an ID for him.  Here is the site homeschoolbuyersco-op (dot) org/homeschool-id/.

    • Amy

      Are any of these reading programs for preschool-aged kids that can be read to?  I know the public library allows kids ofpre-reading age…just wondering if this applied to any of these programs.

      • augustgirl01

        I have the same question. I always assumed we didn't qualify yet, but the library hands out awesome goodies even to the pre-readers! We read books to the kids anyway, so why not? :)

        • Minner112

          Ask the librarians there. I have my 3 year old and 15 month old signed up. As long as someone is reading to them that is fine. Adults can sign up in our library system so I've signed myself up.

        • Minner112

          Ask the librarians there. I have my 3 year old and 15 month old signed up. As long as someone is reading to them that is fine. Adults can sign up in our library system so I've signed myself up.

    • Kerrileigh3

      If you sign up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, your child will receive a free book each month from the time they are born until they reach age 5.  This program is funded in part through United Way.  It's a great way to get free, hardbacked books to read to your child!

      • Minner112

        I believe this is just for TN residents and not all counties are on the list so you want to check their website. Great program!

        • Susan

          My child received the books and we are in GA.

    • mamacita

      My daughter got her free book from Barnes and Noble yesterday, and she has already finished it.  We do the library reading program over the summer, but we also took advantage of the Borders and Barnes and Noble programs.  My son is still a pre-reader,  so for his Borders list I am only recording the books he helps me read (sight words and words he sounds out.)  For his library program I include all the books we read, either together or those I read to him.