Reading with your kids over the summer is not just a great way to relax on a hot summer day (inside where it isn’t 90 degrees and humid). It’s also a great way to reduce the summer slide of learning that many kids experience during their break from school. Recently, the Greenville County Library shared their summer reading program with us with it’s prizes and exciting schedule of programs. Today, I’m going to share a fun free printable, Summer Reading Bingo, that’s easy to incorporate with a library reading program.
Summer Reading Bingo is a great way to not just get your kids reading but to encourage your kids to read quality non-fiction in addition to their favorite fiction books. The printable is also designed to engage reluctant readers.
Download and Print Summer Reading Bingo
How to Use Summer Reading Bingo
I recommend that you print off the sheet for your kids, and then create your own mini-summer reading challenge. Depending on how reluctant your reader is, you can offer prizes for either finishing a row, completing the sheet, or both. Remember that prizes don’t have to be large or fancy, I know that my kids enjoy simple things like an ice cream cone or earning a little bit of cash to spend on vacation.
Don’t forget to also count any books that you read for your summer reading sheet at the library!
If you are looking for a more in-depth summer reading challenge, check out the Summer Library Challenge that I created last year with one of my favorite kid lit bloggers, Erica at What Do We Do All Day?