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Free Download of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (Summer 2015)

Jul 14, 2015

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Summer 2015

Homeschooling – thinking about it or just curious? You can download a FREE copy of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine right now! This is the Summer 2015 edition.

You can still get a FREE download of the annual 2013 edition as well!

Looking for more homeschool-friendly resources? Here are some more great deals currently available!

Family Christian: Free Summer Reading Program

Jun 23, 2015

Family Christian Summer Reading Program

Family Christian is offering a FREE Summer Reading Program for kids 12 years and younger! Once kids read any 6 Christian books and fill out a Book Report Form for each one, they can get a $10 Savings Pass good for any $10+ purchase.

Valid through August 27, 2015.

Check out our big list of FREE Summer Reading Programs here and don’t forget to enter Amazon’s Summer Reading Contest as well!

Amazon: Summer Reading Contest

Jun 22, 2015

Capture Their Love of Reading Amazon Summer Reading Contest

Right now Amazon is running a “Capture Their Love of Reading” summer reading contest, open through Monday, June 29th (update: available again through August 3rd). Just go here and share a picture of your child reading for a chance to win a Kindle and Fire device prize pack for the whole family.

The Grand Prize includes something for each family member to enjoy, such as: Amazon’s most advanced e-reader ever, Kindle Voyage, Amazon’s Fire HD Kids Edition tablet designed specifically for kids with a 2-year worry-free guarantee, a Fire TV for when families want to catch up on their latest shows, as well as a $200 Amazon Gift Card to treat yourself to anything on or buy that special graduation, birthday or Father’s Day gift for your loved one.

Check out our big list of FREE Summer Reading Programs here!

Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids!

May 25, 2015

List of 14 FREE Summer Reading Programs for Kids! Get your kids excited about reading, plus they can earn fun prizes like free books and gift certificates!

Summer is finally here! Are you looking for some fun ways to motivate your children to do a little bit of reading this Summer? Check out all these great FREE Summer Reading Programs for Kids! Your children can earn FREE books, prizes, cash, and more with these reading programs!

Amazon – Enter the Summer reading contest (available again through 8/3/15!) for a chance to win a Kindle and Fire device prize pack for the whole family.

American Girl Reading Program – American Girl stores will have special reading events throughout the summer where you can listen to a story, create a special bookmark, and more.

Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination – Through this Summer reading program, your children can keep track of their books in a reading log. Your children can earn a FREE book after reading 8 books.

Book Adventure – Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. In this program, your children read books and then take a simple 10-question comprehension quiz to make sure they understood what they read. They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book. The points can be traded in for prizes in their Prize Library.

Chuck E. Cheese – Your children can earn 10 FREE tokens every time the 2-week reading chart is filled out.  Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free tokens.

Family Christian – Once kids read any 6 Christian books and fill out a Book Report Form for each one, they can get a $10 Savings Pass good for any $10+ purchase.

Half Price Books – During the months of June and July, if a child reads or a young child is read to for 300 total minutes, they could win a $20 gift certificate.

H-E-Buddy – H-E-B Grocery Stores will send your kids a package of cool prizes after they read 10 books. You do not need to live near a H-E-B grocery store to take advantage of this.  Just fill out the form and mail it in. The package arrives in 3-4 weeks.

Local Public Library – Don’t forget to check out your local libraries to find out which programs they’ll be offering this Summer.  They usually have great Summer Reading programs with FREE books & prizes!

Pizza Hut Book-It Program – Kids can earn FREE personal pan pizzas for reading books! Homeschoolers can enroll as well.

Pottery Barn Kids – Free gift for kids that attend 5 storytimes.

Scholastic Summer Challenge – Offers a chance for kids to log their reading times into their system to compete for the World Record!

Showcase Theatre Bookworm Wednesdays – Kids earn free admission to a movie in July just by reading and completing a short book report.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program – When your children read and keep track of 10 books this Summer, $10 will be added to their Young Saver Account for FREE!

If you’re looking for inexpensive options for books, be sure to check out your Public Library, Paperback, or Amazon’s Bargain Books.

Did I miss any great Summer reading programs? If so, please let us know in the comments below!

FREE Hooked On Phonics Preschool App Download (for iTunes Users)!

Apr 14, 2015

You can currently get a FREE download of the new Hooked On Phonics Preschool App!

Hooked on Phonics’ The Big Reading Show is an exciting musical extravaganza. It’s also a Kindergarten-readiness learning program designed to focus systematically on a wide range of Foundational Reading Skills.

Every episode is a preschool topic adventure that highlights two letters of the alphabet. The adventures then present words—some simple and some advanced—that begin with these letters within the context of a musical variety show

The episode’s interactive games further explore letter names, letter sounds, rhyming, tracing and other Foundational Skills children need in order to be Kindergarten-ready.

Along the way, the many music videos and stories showcase an even broader range of pre-reading skills.

This includes:

• Understanding basic features of print
• Associating letter names and shapes
• Recognizing and naming upper- and lower-case letters
• Recognizing spoken rhyming words
• Recognizing own name
• Engaging in literary experiences, including stories and poems
• Understanding new word meanings
• Naming items in common categories

Hurry and get your FREE download of the Hooked On Phonics App!

This app is for Apple devices only.