iVillage PBS Kids Summer Reading Community Challenge

The iVillage PBS Kids Summer Reading Community Challenge kicks off today for another adventure filled summer!  You and your kids can sign up for the free six week program here at the website.  My kids and I participated in this program last year and really enjoyed our Summer reading together.

We’re looking forward to this Summer’s literary adventures.

Summer reading

Once you sign up you’ll begin receiving daily emails with literacy tips and activities from Scholastic and PBS Kids. To add to the fun there are daily contests and prizes, too.

Sign up for the Summer Reading Community Challenge and join in with us as my kids and I share our summer reading adventures with you every Friday.

While you are the the website, be sure to check out the free Summer reading party printables, including bookmarks and a reading chart.

Book finder

Looking for some books to get you and your kids started on your own Summer Reading Challenge?  Check out the PBS Kids Book Finder.  You can also take a peek at the Simple Kids archives for some of our favorite books.

So, grab your book marks, your library bag, and let’s get reading!

I’ll be back on Friday to share what the kids and I have been reading this week and to let you see our Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off party pictures. Happy reading, everyone!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. OH, great idea. Reading clubs are a wonderful way to keep everyone in the reading groove all summer long. If you are in Canada, you can also sign up at any public library for the TD Summer Reading Club. It is so fun, and kids who sign up get some free goodies like poster, logbook, bookmark and stickers as well. Great programs out there for free, aren’t there?!
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  2. What a great resource! My daughter loves Miss Rumphius, it is in our nightly book rotation right now :-)
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  3. This looks like great motivation to keep us all reading this summer! Thank you!!!!
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  4. I’m a fan of any motivation to get kids reading. Right now our system is to borrow six books weekly from the library. I just find books that others recommend, or rely on lists like “Best 100 kids books” and such.

    We just read “Guess How Much I Love You” especially for Father’s Day on Sunday :)
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