What will your kids do during summer break this year? Reading should be an important part of their summer fun.
The Seminole County Public School System is providing books, prizes, and special events to encourage reading across the district in partnership with The Foundation for Seminole County Schools, Title I, Seminole County Public Schools, and other community sponsors.
Students who continue reading during the summer can help avoid learning losses when they return to school.
There are many ways you can help your student:
- Visit the Let's Read Bookmobile at local neighborhoods.
- Help your child fill out Book Logs to be entered into drawings for great prizes. Get the reading log here.
- School Media Centers - Many are open for the summer! See the list here.
- The Seminole County Public Library has a wonderful summer reading program including story time and many eBooks and videos. Visit one of their branch locations for more information.
- Parents and students can apply for a Seminole County Public Library card in person at one of their branch locations, or visit the branch online.
- Help your child sign up for the Scholastic Be a Reading Superhero summer reading challenge.
Few people have more experience getting kids excited about reading than librarians who staff school and local libraries. So we asked a few to share what summer reading programs really work and what to do to make sure your kid doesn't take a vacation from reading.
Find out how to encourage summer reading at http://www.scholastic.com/resources/article/summer-reading/.
For more summer reading fun try Book Adventure a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. A Sylvan reading program, Book Adventure can be found at http://www.Bookadventure.com.
Those who need Large Print reading materials may be eligible for the talking book program. This free library service of recorded books is available for people who cannot read regular print. Eligible persons or their guardians can request an application by calling 1-800-226-6075, or by visiting the Florida Division of Blind Services website at http://dbs.myflorida.com/library/
First to sixth grade students can participate in the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program. Reading Journals can be downloaded from the Barnes & Noble website. Return the completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore and Kids Earn a Free Book!