There are so many reasons to encourage kids to participate in a summer reading program. Summer reading will not only help prevent the summer slide, but will keep kids entertained and give them a chance to explore new things and far away places. In the case of my oldest granddaughters who have become obsessed with reading about aliens and super heroes, summer reading has taken them to a places far far away. This post is brought to you as part of my continued partnership with Scholastic. I have a great giveaway for you too!
Summer reading should be thought of as an indulgence, not a chore. Something fun!
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge make reading even more fun for kids. The challenge 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 so many fun activities for kids on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website and it’s all free. It’s not too late to sign up! The program runs through September 4, 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.
Our summer reading took us to a so many different places and the Energizer Bunny was never far behind…
Summer reading took us outdoors.
A comfy chair is also a good place to read.
For my youngest granddaughter, bedtime is the perfect time to read.
Tatiana loves the Magic School Bus series which prompted her interest in the The Magic School Bus Jumping into Electricity Science Kit. Learning can be so much fun!
Even, reading on the go. Maddie was so engulfed in her book that I almost had to drag her out of the car.
The Bunny is quite the bookworm! Where did your summer reading take you?
Here’s another way to motivate summer reading!
In an effort to log as many minutes as possible through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge AND to break the world record for summer reading, Scholastic is setting special weekly goals for young readers. Every Monday we’ll be announcing a #MondayMinutesGoal, the number of minutes for kids to read together in one week (by the following Monday).
Whether your child or student is reading independently aloud or together with you, let’s share their success and keep the momentum going! Here’s how:
– Have your child log his/her minutes on the SRC website or on a paper log/piece of paper
– Take a picture of him/her proudly displaying their minutes
– Share it on social using #MondayMinutesGoal and #SummerReading!
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
It’s giveaway time! One (1) About a Mom reader will win the INNOVATION BOOK PACKET, a collection of Scholastic titles showcasing wonderful fiction and nonfiction books for kids to get lost in a great story about the world of science, STEM and inventions.
The INNOVATION BOOK PACKET includes:
· The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip
· The Invention of Hugo Cabret
· Extreme Science Careers
· Extreme Experiments
· Plus Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge materials including reading logs, pledges, bookmarks, and more!
This giveaway is open to U.S. readers and ends on August 4, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. One random winner. Void where prohibited. Good luck!