This post is sponsored by Scholastic.
We have been participating in the SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READING CHALLENGE with Scholastic and the Energizer Bunny and I’m quite impressed with the changes in my son.
Now in its 9th year, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program dedicated to stopping the “summer slide” by encouraging kids to read throughout the summer months when school is out. This year’s challenge theme is “Power Up & Read,” powered by ENERGIZER®. 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. We read everywhere. We read at the park, we read at the beach, we read on the road and we read on the couch and in bed. My son realized that he likes to read and he read five books and is now working on The Indian In The Cupboard. I’m so proud of him. I’m proud of my daughter too because she is reading as much as always. I’ve read so many different reports about how important reading is during the summer and I truly believe it and hope that by sharing our reading adventures that it inspires other families to read everywhere too.
Here is Zoe being silly with books
Reading with dad
And I think this was a reminder from one of the kids that we need more books
Working with Energizer and Scholastic we logged our progress on-line. The “Power Up & Read,” them encourages kids to read all summer long and unlock 12 original short stories by bestselling children’s authors as kids reach reading milestones. My kids love unlocking achievements. 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 they announce 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 you can participate on-line:
– 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!
Follow Along Socially
Sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
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Enter to Win:
One (1) winner from your site receives 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!
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