Photograph Credit: Simon Kidgits Club
Happy summer! Spent some time outdoors this weekend as we visited a ranch and watched horse riders perform for the audience.
The riders handled their horses well and showed the moves they learned during a week-long camp.
The visit to the ranch was our first. My father-in-law helps at the ranch, and we went to see some of the riders.
With so many activities in our area, we sometimes are torn between one activity and another.
Caught in the middle, we found ourselves overlooking the Simon Kidgits Club activities. Since we were not attending, we let our memberships expire, and none of my children have requested returning.
Though we are no longer members, the program continues. Calling our local Simon Kidgits Club, I discovered that they are not offering a summer reading program anymore. I am continuing to post this option as each Simon Kidgits Club offers local member benefits.
When our Simon Kidgits Club was run by an educator, the summer reading program was working well. That leader has since moved on, but other clubs may offer a summer reading program which is why I am including the option of the Simon Kidgits Club.
Simon Kidgits Club Summer Reading
No age specifications are given to join the Simon Kidgits Club. We have seen upper elementary age children at these events, but the activities are geared toward younger children.
Varies by location as well as participation.
Encourage children to read this summer.
Valid Simon Kidgits membership is mandatory with other possible requirements. A Kidgits annual membership is $5 per child and includes admission to all events, a t-shirt, birthday gift, and more.
Some Simon Kidgits Clubs may not participate in a summer reading program. When I called guest services at our Kidgits location, the representative stated no program was developed this year.
Disappointed, I made a suggestion that they consider reinstating it for next summer. Receiving feedback is one way that these clubs determine what programs to offer. If you want to see your club offer a program, then request it.
Check your local Kidgits Club for details.
Prizes are chosen by each Simon Kidgits Club.
Simon Kidgits Club Benefits
Our family found the Simon Kidgits Club worth the annual membership cost. Just the t-shirt and the birthday gift were exciting benefits with the activities a bonus. While members, my children received plates, books, games, musical instruments, and more from attending the events and winning the drawings.
Three years ago, our local club hosted a summer reading program. Members read 3 books, recorded the titles on a supplied-postcard form, and exchanged the complete form at guest services for a coupon for a FREE Chick-fil-A ice dream.
My children loved earning Chick-fil-A coupons, but our local Chick-fil-A’s have backed off providing coupons for summer reading. There are other business that would participate, and a simple call to your Simon Kidgits Club requesting a summer reading program might get the ball rolling. Happy summer reading!
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