ORADELL, NJ--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - As area students head into summer break, Huntington Learning Center is launching Reading Adventure, Huntington's summer reading program. Building on the themes of discovery and exploration, Reading Adventure encourages students to immerse themselves in the books they read.

Students choose books from reading lists provided by Huntington, which offer suggestions by grade level. Each student receives a reading "passport" in which they record their book selections. Once the child finishes a book, he or she completes a journal entry and receives a postcard.

"We launched Reading Adventure in 2010 to get students excited about reading for enjoyment and to think of books as opportunities to take a journey into another world, culture or area of interest," says Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. "We find that students who pick up books for fun are far more engaged in reading than they might be when they are forced to read. We've selected high-interest, fun books that will appeal to children with a variety of interests -- and those at a variety of reading levels."

At the end of the summer, Huntington says that Huntington Learning Centers nationwide will host a celebration to honor students' reading achievements. Each participant will receive a certificate of accomplishment and a Reading Adventure trophy.

"Reading truly is a skill that improves with frequent practice," says Huntington. "Studies continue to prove that the more students read, the more they want to read because their reading, comprehension and critical thinking skills improve. This is the purpose of Reading Adventure -- to get children interested in stories and topics that are new to them, to encourage them to explore and to help children develop a regular reading habit. That way, when the new school year begins, students have maintained their reading skill level."

For more information about Huntington Learning Center or the 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.