If you have a hard time getting your kids to read during the summer months, here’s something that should help. The Pizza Hut Book It! program is officially back this summer, giving kids the ultimate incentive to read: a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza.
Called Camp Book It!, the program is an extension of the Pizza Hut Book It! program that is offered every year from October to March. The parent-led Pizza Hut Book It! summer reading program makes its return from June through August, when kids can work on reaching their monthly reading goals and earn a pizza each month as a reward. (Yes, that means kids can get up to three pizzas per summer — one for June, July and August.)
Throughout the summer, the program will also send reading recommendations and activities to enrolled parents in order to extend their children’s reading adventures beyond the Pizza Hut challenge. Once a child reaches their reading goal, parents will receive a certificate by email that includes a serialized code for a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza. The certificate can be redeemed when ordering online, in-store or via phone.
If the program sounds familiar, it’s because you might have participated in it as a child. The Pizza Hut Book It! program began in 1984 as a way to encourage reading in schools. It is now the largest and longest-running corporate-supported reading program, reaching more than 14 million students annually.
In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic meant kids didn’t have access to summer camps, Pizza Hut turned the reading program into a camp and held it during the summer, making this the third year in a row for the Camp Book It! program.
Parents who homeschool and teachers of students grades kindergarten through sixth grade can also still enroll in the regular Book It! program beginning in September for the 2022-2023 school year. Teachers and parents can set a goal for their students and once the goal is reached, they can give the students a certificate for free pizza.
How To Watch the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee
If your little ones love to read, they’re probably skilled spellers, too — and they’ll probably enjoy trying to keep up with the brilliant students who compete at the National Spelling Bee every year.
In its 94th year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee will be televised live on ION and Bounce network, with LeVar Burton serving as the host. Both are available to cable, streaming and over-the-air television viewers free of charge. The televised semifinals will air on June 1, and the finals will air live on June 2, 2022. The events will be held near Washington, D.C.
For more information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee, visit spellingbee.com.
Simplemost and the Scripps National Spelling Bee share a parent company, The EW Scripps Company.