This post is sponsored by Scholastic
If you’re watching Facebook then you’ve seen that school is starting in some parts of the country. My kids are super excited to get back into their school routines. We have school, then acting, auditions, then home for dinner a little TV and some bedtime reading. If we don’t have any auditions we go to the pool then have dinner and bed time reading. But summer isn’t quite over yet for everyone. As you know we spent the summer doing the SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READING CHALLENGE. Scholastic has joined together with ENERGIZER® to power the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge and encourage families to find innovative ways to discover the power and joy of reading. It’s not too late to take part! Now through September 4th, you can visit Scholastic.com/Summer. We have a bunch of resources for parents to keep encouraging reading with your kids.
· Unlock Original Short Stories from favorite Scholastic authors!
· Find Parenting Resources including Summer Reading printables, activity sheets, booklists and more!
· Play the Innovation Machine Game – a fun and creative writing game and contest!
· Visit “Videos in the Stacks” to receive reading tips for parents from Scholastic’s Maggie McGuire!
These are also tips to avoid “summer brain drain”, as well as the Energizer Instant Win Game. And keeping kids reading really does keep their brains from having “summer brain drain”. Zoe’s school requires her to take a pre-test to compare where she falls after the summer and there was a tiny slide in her reading. So I’m really proud of how hard she worked on reading this summer. She read so many books. Let’s see her favorites were:
Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix……………..(SHE LOVES HARRY POTTER)
Diary of an Enderdragon ……………….(Because her brother reads Minecraft books)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ……… (Worth Reading To Her Brother Aloud)
Whatever After ………………(She can read three of these a night)
The Indian in the Cupboard…………..(Because mommy and daddy said so)
About the 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. 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.
Follow Along Socially:
Sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Learn more about the Energizer® Instant Win Game
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