Summer vacation does not have to mean a vacation from reading! The summer months are a great time to expand your child’s literary world, teach them to enjoy reading for pleasure, help sharpen school skills and bridge the gap between school years. There are also many programs available to reward your reader this summer! In addition to this comprehensive list of reading programs to get your kids into books this summer, Oklahoma City is packed with storytimes to keep kids engaged and entertained. Consult this list of metro storytimes and be sure to check out the storytimes our readers think are top notch.
(last updated May 18, 2021)
Camp Wonderopolis offers summer learning fun through a variety of activities that can be done at home, at the library and beyond.
The Oklahoman’s Summer Reading Contest – Readers ages 5 -12 can complete activities for a chance to win prizes and runs each Sunday from June 6 – July 25.
ReadOKC issues a challenge for elementary students in the Oklahoma City Public School district to read at least 20 minutes a day. Those who meet the goal receive a medal, and top readers and schools earn other prizes. This summer’s challenge runs from May 27 to Aug 8.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge– a FREE online program designed to motivate and excite kids to read this summer. Kids can log reading minutes, complete challenges, play games, earn virtual rewards and win prizes for their participation.
Sylvan Book Adventure– a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children can search for books, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they’ve read and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.
Pizza Hut’s Book It! Spark Your Greatness Summer Reading Challenge– Kids who participate can enjoy fun activities, play games and the chance to win prizes.
Looking for even more ideas to encourage summer reading, check out this list of fun ways to prevent summer slide.