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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Reading is a huge part of my life. HUGE. I have been reading since the age of three and have not stopped since. Or when I do stop it is only to write something.
Raising avid readers is another story altogether for me. See those three kids above? They like to read but I really want them to LOVE to read as much as I do. This is something that I have struggled with as a parent for years. What can I do to get my kids to read more? I often ask myself this as I figure out what exactly we are going to be doing during the summer each year.
THE SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online program designed to motivate and excite your kids around reading books this summer. Kids can log the minutes they spend reading, play games, earn virtual rewards, and enter sweepstakes, all in an effort to set a new reading world record for summer 2015!
This year’s challenge theme is “Power Up & Read,” encouraging kids to read all summer long and unlock 12 original short stories by bestselling children’s authors as kids reach reading milestones. Scholastic has joined together with ENERGIZER® to power the Summer Reading Challenge and encourage families to find innovative ways to discover the power and joy of reading. Parents can sign up kids beginning May 4, 2015 and runs through September 4, 2015.
CHECK OUT THE SUMMER READING VIDEO
OUR SUMMER READING GOALS
Did you know that 70% of kids want books that will make them laugh? I had no idea until I read this on the Scholastic website. I asked my kids and yes, this is true.
I have lofty goals for my family this summer when it comes to reading. First, each kid gets a Summer Reading Challenge Reading Log:
Letting my kids keep track of their reading hours is important to them. They like having these logs and recording their progress. Each kids also gets to pick 5 books from the Scholastic reading list for their age:
Once they read their five books, they get to get five more. We buy them, trade with friends and visit our local library. Doing these two things helps keep my kids motivated.
ENERGIZER INSTANT WIN GAME
Energizer® and Scholastic are partnering to create the “Power the Possibilities” campaign which gives moms the tools they need to unlock their child’s talents, fuel their ambitions and set them up for future success. Starting May 4, 2015, parents can buy any specially marked pack of Energizer® brand batteries to scratch for a chance to win one of thousands of prizes that will power discovery and learning.
Prizes include a family trip to New York City, a Scholastic Study Corner Makeover, a tablet with Scholastic apps, a library of Scholastic books and more! Everyone who plays can also download free digital stories for their family.
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