Have you heard about summer slide? Research shows that children can lose up to two months of reading skills during summer break. But by simply reading a little every day, not only can this slide be prevented, but some children can even increase their reading skills. 


Heart of Indiana United Way is here to help your children succeed. With the generous support of the Shafer Foundation, along with resources from Classroom Connections, we are hosting Summer Book Giveaways that will provide 12 free books to all students at Grissom, Longfellow, and South View Elementary Schools. 

Ways to Make Reading Fun!


Receive monthly texts from United Way with links to ongoing reading resources for your child – reading activities, book recommendations and more. Each is designed to help your child succeed in school and life.   

 To sign up, use the QR code to send a sign-up text 
OR text Love2Read to 51555. 



 Thank you for letting us partner with you in your child’s success!

BONUS!!! Sign up before June 10 and you’ll be entered to win a  Family 4-pack of admission to the Muncie Children’s Museum AND  a large learning fun kit full of books, activities and more. 

 To sign up, use the QR code to send a sign-up text  OR text Love2Read to 51555. 


It’s easy and fun. On the back side of this page, you will find a summer reading bingo card with tons of ways for your child to have fun reading this summer. Squares include various places and ways to read including one that uses the flashlight attached to your book giveaway bag. 

 Start with the 12 books from the summer book giveaway and work your way through the squares on the bingo card. Add books along the way and spend time reading together. 

Additional Resources

Storyline Online is a children’s literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children. Your children will love watching these high-quality picture books read-aloud by famous celebrities.”

FUNBRAIN offers hundreds of free games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy for students in Pre-K through 8th grade.

ABCya! is a free educational games website that’s organized by grade level and subject area. With a bit of help from adults, it’s easy for kids to access tons of games. Choose a grade level from Pre-K to fifth grade, and then choose a subject: Letters, Numbers, Holiday, Strategy, or Skills.

HoodaMath is a free online math games website. Founded by a middle school math teacher, Hooda Math offers more than 500 free math games for K-12 students.

Starfall is an educational game website that enhances language arts and math skills for PreK-3rd Grade students. Most games and resources are available completely free!

StoryWeaver is a digital gateway to thousands of richly illustrated children’s stories. Children have the option of reading books themselves or having the books read aloud to them.

GoNoodle engages millions of kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. This free resource is a great tool for “brain breaks” during learning.

TumbleBooks is an online library of children’s books. Currently TumbleBooks is offering a free trial.

Epic! is an online library of children’s books. Currently Epic! has free remote access for students out of school due to Coronavirus social distancing.

Seussville is an exploration of everything Dr. Seuss, with eBooks, games and more. Each adventure revolves around the world of Dr. Seuss.

Open Library is an open source lending library who wants every book to be available online. Open Library has books for all ages.

Reading Rockets has tips for parents in multiple languages, organized by age Reading Rockets helps parents keep kids on track for success.