Super Fun Summer Reading Challenge Ideas for Kids

Michelle

May 26, 2021

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Summer is a great time for kids to catch up on reading, and if you’re looking for fun materials to make summer reading as enjoyable as possible for your child, then here are some different organisations that have super fun summer reading challenge ideas for kids.

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Summer book or reading challenges are a great way to get kids involved in reading over the summer break. It helps to keep them off screen and also continuing to build their literacy skills even when they are off school.

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Summer Reading Challenges 2021

Wild World Heroes Summer Reading Challenge

wild world heroes summer reading challenge

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge 2021 theme for The Reading Agency in the UK is Wild World Heroes, arriving online and in your local library this summer. There are lots of things that the Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there. Join the Wild World Heroes for the Summer Reading Challenge and discover how you can make a difference to the environment too.

They are teaming up with WWF for a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet and Wild World Heroes will feature amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas for taking care of our environment. The aim of the challenge is to get children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays.

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Summer Stars

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The Summer Stars reading programme runs in public libraries throughout Ireland during summer, usually from middle of June until the end of August. The reading adventure encourages children to read over their summer holidays, to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and participate in the related events and activities at their local library.

It’s a free programme, open to all children. Each child who registers for the programme at their local library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer.

Children can sign up for the programme in their local library at the start of the summer and are encouraged to read as many books as they can during the months of July and August. Children will receive a card for tracking their reading progress and may be periodically given rewards to further encourage them to keep reading.

At the end of the programme participating children will receive an awards certificate and be invited to attend an awards celebration by their local library.

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Reading Rockets

summer reading challenge

Readingrockets.org has 10 Weeks of Summer Reading Adventures for you and your Kids with activities for each week on different topics from outdoors to recipes to travel. Their Start with a Book website offers lots of book ideas by age.

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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

scholastic summer reading

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read every day this summer. The Summer Reading Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they strive to set a new world record for summer reading.

From Monday, April 26 to Friday, September 3 kids can participate in the Summer Reading Program where they will be encouraged to read, celebrate their achievements and help increase access to books for their peers. There are fun resources and booklists on the website for parents & kids, and there are also teacher resources where schools can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge.

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PBS Parents Summer Reading

pbs summer reading challenge

PBS Parents has some good resources for parents with fun, educational activities that explore reading, writing and language. Just pick the age group you are interested in and there are also some nice tips to encourage reading every day.

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Super Fun Summer Reading Challenge Ideas for Kids

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Published On: May 26th, 2021 / Categories: Entertainment, Things To Do / Last Updated: June 9th, 2021 / Tags: , , , , , /

About the Author: Michelle

Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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