This is a partnered post with Scholastic
My kids are already so excited about summer reading and want so many different Scholastic books. They love looking at the Scholastic website at books that they can read and I’m so proud of them. They aren’t quite out of school yet so they are still being tested for the end of the year. Miles and Zoe came home with their results on the same day and I have to brag. Zoe is at a reading level N, and Miles is at a reading level of F. Scholastic has a chart of where these letters fit in and N is a high level third grade reader and a low level fourth grade reader. F is a second grade reading level. Zoe is going into 2nd grade and Miles is going into first. You know, I didn’t even know how to read in 1st grade. Zoe’s been reading since she was a baby!
This has put me on the responsible spot over the summer because it’s my job to make sure they maintain and not lose (the summer slide) any of that amazing reading ability. SO trips to the library and the Summer Reading Challenge will motivate us this summer.
Now in its 8th year, the Summer Reading Challenge program is dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and getting kids to read throughout the summer months when school is out. My kids just want more books and if you are really busy have them read in the car.
Right Now kids can log their reading minutes (online and on smartphones) as they Read for the World Record, enter sweepstakes to win fabulous prizes, and earn digital rewards when they complete weekly reading challenges at Scholastic.com. There is also a free summer reading guide that will help us pick out our books with age-specific summer booklists and summer reading activities; a free Scholastic Reading Timer app to track kids’ reading minutes; daily tips and a chance to win prizes on the Scholastic Facebook Summer Calendar; and a live Google+ hangout with parenting bloggers Amy Mascot of Teach Mama and Allie McDonald of No Time for Flashcards on June 19. That’s a lot of resources at your disposal.
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is "Reading Under the Stars" (powered by Eveready®). Throughout the summer, kids will read around the galaxy and unlock star constellations as they log reading minutes.
In 2013, Scholastic inspired more than 130,000 kids from 4,200 schools in all 50 States and 31 countries to set a new record for summer reading of 176 million-plus minutes!
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And Be sure to Download the Reading Timer App.
The Scholastic Reading Timer app encourages reading every day and most importantly, makes it fun! The app allows users to time reading minutes with an interactive stopwatch and track minutes on a weekly log. Plus, parents can check children’s reading activity in addition to browsing daily tips, articles and book lists.