Please do not let the summer go by without having your children be a part of a summer reading program. There are many everywhere at no cost whatsoever, so search for the best ones for your children.
Typically, children enroll in a reading program and then read a certain number of books. If they reach the required reading goal, they are awarded some sort of a prize. This helps children continue to improve their reading skills, set goals that are both short term and long term, actually accomplish goals, and then receive a reward.
Usually, the public library where you live will have a good summer reading program. Many companies now offer them as well – such as HEB, Barnes and Noble, Scholastic, Chuck E. Cheese, Pizza Hut and even Pottery Barn. Again, research what programs are available. Your children may be able to enroll and participate in more than one. They’ll be surprised how fast the summer passes while reading good books.