Huntington Learning Center’s annual reading program launched last week, and it’s time to get your child reading! While schools remain physically closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Reading Adventure is a fun and interactive way for students to enjoy reading during their downtime at home. The program incorporates supplemental activities and online resources.
Reading Adventure is traditionally a summer reading program for Huntington students. This year, the program launched on April 22, 2020 and is open to all students, whether enrolled at a Huntington Learning Center or not.
Fighting the “COVID-19 Slide”
With the coronavirus crisis causing schools across the country to close their doors and move to remote learning, a new problem has emerged: the “COVID-19 slide.” Students of all ages are inadvertently being left behind, but Reading Adventure is one way to encourage students to read daily – and lessen the learning loss that is occurring nationwide.
2020 Theme: Anywhere You Want to Go
The theme of the 2020 Reading Adventure program is “Anywhere You Want to Go!” Readers are provided extensive reading lists with selections that expand their minds and build their love of reading. They receive a “reading passport” to fill with stamps as their journeys take them to different time periods and places, and they tap into their imagination along the way. The goal is to instill in all children a love of reading.
Reading Live on Huntington’s YouTube Channel
New this year, Huntington has expanded Reading Adventure to include additional online resources, including Reading Live, a program of weekly 30-minute reading sessions for different age groups:
Students can join the fun live on Huntington’s YouTube channel at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or replay episodes whenever they like. Visit www.youtube.com/huntingtonhelps for more.
Win Prizes for Posting on Social Media
Every week during Reading Adventure, participants have a chance to win a $25 gift card. Have your child post a short recap of the book he or she is reading on social media using the #HuntingtonReadingAdventure hashtag. Drawings for the winner take place each Friday!
Tips to Make Reading a Part of your Child’s Life, Now and Always
Reading is a fun distraction while your child is homebound, and it offers many long-term benefits. Here are a few tips to get your child to incorporate reading into the daily routine:
Register your child for Reading Adventure today by visiting www.huntingtonhelps.com/reading-adventure. For online homework and tutoring help while your child is homebound, contact Huntington at 1-800 CAN LEARN.