Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure program is more than just a summer reading program because it goes on all year long. It's a great way to motivate kids in grades K-8 to read by earning prizes.
When a child participates in Book Adventure, they get to take quizzes over books they've read and then exchange their quiz points for online games.
How to Get Started
Create an account for yourself at Book Adventure. You can register as a homeschooler or parent.
From there, add one or more students to your account.
Several features are disabled in the free membership plan and only available for premium members.
Finding a Qualifying Book to Read
Now that they're registered, kids can use the Find a Book page to locate a book they'd like to read. There are thousands of books in the book finder and you can sort by grade level, the level of difficulty, fiction or non-fiction, and subjects. They can also search for a book they already want to read by title, author last name, or ISBN.
Head on out to the library or the bookstore and pick up the title that they want to read.
Taking Quizzes to Get Freebies From Book Adventure
After your child has read the book, they can start taking quizzes, which are how they earn prizes. Locate the book here, select Activities, and then choose Book Quiz.
Take the available quiz to earn the points. There will be 5 questions for kids in grades Kindergarten through second grade and 10 questions for kids grade 3 and up. The quizzes can be retaken once if needed.
After they've gotten all the questions right on the quiz, they'll be awarded points. These points can be traded in for game rewards.
Your child will need to be logged into their kid's account to be able to take quizzes and earn points, so make sure you aren't logged in as a parent or teacher.
Tools for Teachers and Parents
Teachers and parents can have accounts at Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure. Here you can monitor the child's progress, track quiz results, approve prize selections, and help them find books to read.
Other Reading Programs With Rewards
There are other reading programs that award kids with prizes and rewards. The Chuck E. Cheese reading reward program goes on all year like this one, and while other reading programs like Barnes and Noble, Half Price Books, TD Summer Bank, and Pottery Barn Kids happen during the summer.