May 11, 2016

Summer Learning Fun...No Really!

Being a mom and working in education has its advantages at times.  The past week I have spent time looking for summer reading and math challenges to share with our Fort Osage families.  I thought some of my friends might also be interested in what I found.  So if you are looking for ways to keep your kids reading and math skills up over the summer, (and really you should be so they don't loose what they learned this year) here are some of the top choices to take advantage of:

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Triathlon is getting underway.  Read 3 to 4 books of your choice, complete the log, and turn it in for a free book!  Check it out at

Chuck E. Cheese’s Reading Rewards allows for the parent to set the challenge based on their child’s needs.  Complete the form and turn it in for 10 free tokens!  You can do this for anything not just reading and math.  They have ones to reward young kids for all kinds of good behavior.  Check it out at

Read More Missouri is a statewide summer reading challenge to help prevent the summer slide- a loss of learning that many students experience while they are out of school.  It is easy to participate! Check it out at

The Missouri Summer Math Challenge is a way to encourage students to keep their math skills sharp over the summer.  On average, students lose 2.6 months in grade-level equivalency in math skills during summer break.  This fun math challenge is a great way to keep your kids engaged.  Check it out at

The Mid-Continent Library is offering a Summer Reading Program called Ready, Set, Read!  This program is for children birth through 11 years old.  Readers can earn free books and other fun prizes for participating. Check it out at

Trails Regional Library is hosting the summer reading challenge On Your Mark Get Set Read!  Earn points, collect badges and earn free books.  Check it out at

Become a reading Superhero with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.  Read and log minutes all summer and earn books.  Check it out at

If you know of others let me know.  We are always looking for that motivation to keep learning fun! 

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