There are many wonderful businesses that do reading programs, but I wanted to share one of them with you that you may not know about. Six Flags!!
I always seem to forget about this one, but thanks to an awesome friend, I was reminded! I wanted to make sure you knew about it too!
Six Flags has a program called Read to Succeed. If your child reads 6 hours of recreational reading (not homework or regular schoolwork), Six Flags will send them a free ticket to one of their parks (the one you choose). And, for homeschool parents, one parent gets a free ticket too!
The idea is to encourage kids to read for their own entertainment, instead of just for school. So, now is the time to find some good books that hopefully your kids will enjoy!
The program is open to homeschool parents and teachers. If you do not homeschool, you can send the info to your school to see if they will participate. Just do it fast… the deadline is coming up!
If you are a part of a homeschool group, each homeschool family has to register separately, so make sure to share this post with all the families in the group.
It’s super easy to do it, but you’ve got to act fast… the deadline is March 3, 2014 at 5PM CST (to sign up AND to turn in your reading logs!).
Here’s what you do:
- Go to the Read to Succeed page
- Register if you haven’t been a part of the program in the past. If you have done this in previous years, you will be able to log in. I didn’t remember my password, but it was super easy to have it emailed to me.
- If you have done this in the past, it’s important to note you do not have to mail in your reading logs this year!
- To report your child’s reading, you just enter it under the “students” tab once you are registered.
- Confirm everything is complete under the “Profile” tab and then click on the button that says, “Mark Complete”.
Once you’ve done all this, your tickets will be emailed to you sometime in the Spring!
Please pass this along to all your homeschool friends!! Again, schools can do it too… I just don’t know if they can get registered that quickly… it’s worth a try, though, if your kids are in public/private school! Good luck! Now, scroll down and click those share buttons!! :)