Print this free kid’s Summer Reading Log and Bookmark to track your Summer Reading Progress!
We absolutely love a good summer reading program. Each year we are sure to sign up at our local library and attend as many kids book club events as possible.
Summer Reading programs are great for kids of all ages and even the parents!
Why Join a Summer Reading Program
I have extremely active kids. They really do not like to slow down much for anything so getting them to sit still to read a book isn’t always easy.
When they are out of school for two months, though, reading is the very least they could keep up with! Not only does daily reading help prevent the summer slide but it is a great way to exercise the imagination, adventure to new places, and even learn a few things!
Summer Reading programs make reading fun with the addition of fun events and prizes to earn for the amount of minutes you’ve read!
All you have to do is enjoy a few books , record your minutes in a summer reading log, and submit them to the programs director.
Summer Reading Program at Home
This year, along with fun Summer Camps at Home we have also started our own summer reading program at home to go along with it.
My children, like most, very much live ‘in the now’. They like to track their progress immediately and keep track of how they’re doing right in front of them. This is kind of hard to do when you have to log your minutes into a computer program and wait for the end of the week to go to the library and collect your prizes.
Along with our library’s summer reading program we also do a summer reading program at home to track our minutes, and earn prizes.
The only difference here is that the prizes they earn is their screen time! We like to keep our screen time to a minimum – the use of a screentime checklist and contract along with our printable summer reading log works great!
Summer Reading Log
To log your reading time, just print out the Summer Reading Log and track what books you read each day.
Recording your reading time onto the summer reading log printable each day makes it much easier to transfer your minutes over to the libraries computer program – especially if your kids do a lot of reading!
Summer Reading Bookmarks
The reading bookmarks double as a punch card – this is where our screen time prize comes in. Each star on the bookmark has a corresponding time.
You can choose the amount of time you’d like to award. It depends on the age of the child, also. I like the idea of using 10 min. because it keeps the rewards immediate.
There are 10 stars on each bookmark. Using 10 min. increments would add up to 100 minutes or roughtly the length of a children’s movie.
When the punch card has been filled award them with screen time!