With summer around the corner, Huntington Learning Center of Wellington is kicking off its annual Reading Adventure program for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.
To participate, students first choose books from Huntington’s pre-selected book lists, which cater to all grade levels and reading abilities.
Reading Adventure underscores the excitement that a good book can bring into a child’s life. Each participating reader receives a reading “passport” in which he or she records each book and writes a journal entry.
The program encourages students to explore new ideas, interests, places and people through reading. “We believe that summer is an ideal time to nurture the reading habit because children have more time to read for pleasure than they do during the school year,” said Mary Fisher of the Wellington Huntington Learning Center. “Our Reading Adventure program is designed with fun in mind. Our experts have identified a variety of books for children of all ages and reading abilities — stories that engage children and get them excited about books.”
The program runs May through August. At the end of the program, Huntington Learning Center of Wellington will honor participants’ reading achievements.
“Experience has proven to us time and time again that the more children read, the better readers they become and the more they enjoy it and choose it as an activity they want to do,” Fisher said.
During the celebration, each child is recognized and receives a special award.
“Reading Adventure is one of our favorite programs at Huntington because it gets children excited about reading,” Fisher said.
To learn more about the program and the Huntington Learning Center, contact Fisher at (561) 594-1900 or FisherM@hlcmail.com.
For more information about Huntington Learning Center, visit www.huntingtonhelps.com.