Literacy is one of the best gifts we can give our children. It opens their minds, encourages creativity and gives them valuable skills. The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge provides fantastic tools and incentives for getting kids to read during the summer. The program encourage families to find innovative ways to discover the power and joy of reading. I am so excited to once again be a paid ambassador for the Scholastic Summer Reading program. It’s such a wonderful program.
Last summer I signed my granddaughters up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading program and it was a great experience for us all. Maddie was already an avid reader. However, Rebecca, was a child who never much enjoyed reading. Through the encouragement of the program, we found a genre of books that she really enjoys and she’s been reading regularly ever since. Who would have guessed she would enjoy reading about aliens and kids with super powers?
The school year is winding down, so now is the time to prepare for summer reading. We have signed up for this year’s Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and have begun gathering our books. I hope you and your children will join us for this summer’s Scholastic Summer Reading program!
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
The first step is to sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading program online. Be sure to have your child with you when you sign up, so they can create their own anonymous screen name. 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.
This is such a fantastic program. It encourages kids to read and log their reading minutes online each day. As they do and meet their weekly goal, kids will unlock stories and earn rewards. There are a lot of fun activities for kids on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website. I encourage you to check it out and grab some helpful printables while you’re there.
Tips from parenting expert, Maggie McGuire!
Parenting expert, Maggie McGuire (VP of Scholastic Parents Channel – Scholastic.com) provides tips and book choices for all ages this summer in support of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Maggie offers parents unique tips to get kids to “power up & read”:
Power Up & Read: 5 Parenting Tips for Summer Reading
Check out these tips to keep your kids reading all summer long!
Additional Resources from Scholastic Parents:
– Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh
– Get Your Child to Have Fun Reading
– Hilarious Board Books by Jim Benton
– Funny Books for Tweens
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.
Get ready for summer reading!
We have just one more week of school! Last night I got the girls enrolled in the Summer Reading Challenge, and we are eager for a summer of great adventure through books. Throughout the summer months, I’ll be sharing some of our favorite books, suggested reading, along with ways to make reading even more fun for your kids. I hope you’ll stop by and let me know which books your children are enjoying!
FIND OUT MORE
Sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Find more Scholastic Resources to keep your kids reading all summer long!
Learn more about the Energizer® Instant Win Game
Follow @Scholastic on Twitter
Like the Energizer® Bunny on Facebook
Candy O says
Love the Scholastic program. This sounds like a great summer program for kiddos.