SOURCE: Huntington Learning Center

June 17, 2010 17:07 ET

Huntington Learning Center Launches Reading Adventure

Summer Program Offers Students a Passport to World of Adventure

ORADELL, NJ--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) -  Summer may mean the end of school and time for play, but it also offers an exciting world of possibilities for reading. Huntington Learning Centers nationwide are inviting their students on an adventure -- a reading adventure.

Reading Adventure is a Huntington summer reading program that builds on themes of discovery and exploration to dramatize how books can transport the reader to a new world of adventure. The first step is for the child to choose one or more books from the provided lists of books that highlight appropriate reading for each grade level. Giving children the ability to choose their books encourages them to read for pleasure based on their interests. 

The chosen books are entered into a "passport" and the journey begins. Once a book is read, the child completes a journal and receives a postcard for that book to motivate continued reading and most importantly, to have the child look to reading as a way of exploring new people, places and interests.

"The Reading Adventure program was designed to not only encourage reading, but get students excited about it. Students and teachers discuss what they've read and the joy of reading becomes evident," said Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. "The investment of time and energy yields tremendous positive results in terms of improved reading ability."

The students' hard work leads up to a celebration in honor of their achievements in the Reading Adventure program at each child's local Huntington Learning Center. Each student who participates in the program will receive a certificate of accomplishment and a trophy to commemorate their success in reading books for their enjoyment over the summer.

"The success of the Reading Adventure program is as limitless as the child's potential to expand his or her imagination," Huntington said. "The program offers a chance for students to enhance their reading skills and then enter the new school year prepared."

For more information about Huntington Learning Center and the summer Reading Adventure program, families can visit www.huntingtonlearning.com.

About Huntington Learning Center
Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center is the nation's longest-running supplemental education services provider, and a pioneer and leader in the franchise learning center arena. Huntington provides instruction in reading, writing, spelling, phonics, mathematics and study skills as well as one-to-one instruction in SAT and ACT preparation to tens of thousands of students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Huntington prides itself on its unparalleled programs which specialize in helping parents, caregivers and educators identify the gaps in skills and knowledge that can limit learning potential, and in providing a personalized program of instruction to enable children to excel. To learn more or to locate a center near you, call today, 1-800 CAN LEARN.