The Summer Reading Challenge is a Phantoms Charities initiative that encourages local children to read books for 20 minutes a day over the summer in an effort to combat the “Summer Slide” – a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school is not in session. This opportunity is for elementary students attending a school district in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.
Just like you exercise your body, it is important to exercise your brain. It is recommended that you read for 20 minutes a day (whether you are reading alone, reading to someone else, or being read to). If your summer vacation from school is 12 weeks long, and you read for just 20 minutes every day, that’s 1,680 minutes of reading. Wow!
The Summer Reading Challenge is fun, easy, and FREE!
Submit the online form that your child pledges to read books that are level appropriate for 20 minutes a day over the summer. Your efforts may earn two (2) tickets to a Phantoms game at the PPL Center in Allentown for the upcoming season!
Appreciate Family Bonding
Read with your family! You can bring a book just about everywhere – in the car, on a plane, at the park. Reading together is great way to create lasting memories while building social-emotional, concentration, and listening skills.
Do Well in School
The more you read, the better your foundational reading skills become. Your math skills can even improve, too! Your brain, and your teacher, will thank you later.
To enter, fill out the form below!
Phantoms Charities Summer Reading Form
- Ticket prizes are limited, nomination for a prize does not guarantee one. Only winners will be notified
- Parent/Guardians will be notified via email
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