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Bug Camp 2017: A Free Online Summer Reading Program

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STOP THE SUMMER SLIDE!

This FREE Online Summer Reading Program is Nine Weeks of Ad-Free Stories, Games and Activity Ideas, as part of Cricket Media’s Keeping Tech in Check Initiative, Available to Everyone!

 Michael Chesworth Bug

Research shows that just two or three hours a week of reading helps stop the “summer slide,” where children lose months of academic achievement through inactivity. This summer, families everywhere are invited to discover a world of adventure and learning with Cricket Media’s free BUG CAMP 2017.  Created with engaging content from Cricket Media’s award-winning and ad-free magazines for children and teens, BUG CAMP offers an interactive way to get the family reading and stop the summer slide!

Bug Camp 2017: A Free Online Summer Reading Program

Get nine weeks of reading-focused fun, from downloadable stories and games to recipes and easy craft ideas, and outdoor activities, all crafted by Cricket Media magazine editors for various age and grade levels. From Day 1, kids may download the colorfully illustrated story, “A Day at the Pond” (originally published in CLICK magazine) and learn all about the animals, plants, and the environment in a summary pond through the week. Other weekly themes will include “My Backyard,” “Travel,” “Sports,” “The Environment,” “Fourth of July,” “The Beach,” “Gardening,” “Art” and “Night/Camping/Hiking.”  Kids, parents, and caregivers may grab great ideas to fill their summer days with engaging activities tied to each week’s reading, like making a water scope to view pond life, playing a “Nature Detective Bingo” game, or making dragonflies out of pretzels.

Bug Camp 2017: A Free Online Summer Reading Program

As a special deal to get summer reading rolling, Cricket Media is offering a “3 for 5” magazine exclusive subscription deal, available only from Cricket’s online store. Families may order 3 magazines for $5, for a limited time! 

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1 Comment

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    ellen beck
    June 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    This is such a great idea. I used to work in the school system and amazingly the first month or so is actually ‘relearning’ what was lost over the summer! Something like this would keep kids sharp an reading can be a whole lot of fun if approached the right way.

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