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Make Kids' Summer Reading Fun!

Parents do not need be party poopers to make sure their kids are maintaining a reading schedule during the summer.

While kids have tossed their backpacks and hit the waves, many parents are searching for ways to keep them engaged in literature during summer break. Parents do not need be party poopers to make sure their kids are maintaining a reading schedule during the summer. The following are ways to help make reading enjoyable for the kids without cutting into their fun in the sun!

PBS Literacy Activities

For ten weeks this summer, PBS KIDS is airing special theme weeks that pair with activities you and your child can do after watching. each week they’ll have downloadable literacy activities that continue the fun and learning.

San Diego Family Magazine

This free publication offers a great list of local summer reading programs that make reading fun and and offer fun rewards!  One popular book store offering fun incentives is Barnes & Noble:

  • 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054, 760-529-0106
  • 1040 N. El Camino Real Dr., Encinitas CA 92024, 760-943-6400
  • 810 West Valley Pkwy., Escondido CA 92025, 760-480-2760
  • 12835 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130, 858-481-4038

Krikorian Premiere Theatres

Encourage kids to read the books of movies playing at the theater before going to see them. The children’s film series plays G and PG-rated family movies at the Krikorian Theater locations (one in Vista) throughout Southern California and will feature a kid-friendly family movie every Tuesday for 10 weeks, beginning Tuesday, June 21, 2011 and run until Tuesday, August 23, 2011. There will be two showings of each movie: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Tickets to the Kids Series films are $1 each. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

  • 25 Main St., Vista, CA 92083, 760-945-7469

Printable Calendar

Download and print as many monthly calendar pages as you wish at WaterproofPaper.com. The calendars are perfect for helping kids keep track of the pages they read and schedule accordingly.

And I leave you with the words of Dr. Seuss: “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

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