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I have two of the best readers around. They both read books every night, they fall asleep with books in their beds, there are books under their beds and a pile under the covers. I often find myself wondering how they can sleep in that disaster. With that in mind, when we were asked to host a “Reading Under the Stars Party”in honor of Summer Reading it was a very easy yes!.
This year’s Summer Reading theme is Reading Under the Stars, and is powered by EVEREADY®, the maker of batteries and flashlights, to encourage families to discover new and fun ways to explore reading outside this summer. (we had to have ours inside because of the rain and lack of outdoor space)
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. Throughout the summer, kids will read around the galaxy and unlock star constellations as they log reading minutes. It’s really important to keep kids minds active during the summertime. Studies show that early and sustained summer learning opportunities improve academic outcomes for youth and lead to higher graduation rates and better preparation for college
Kids and their parents can log the 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. Also available on Scholastic’s website are reading resources. Kids can find book lists including the “Reading Under the Stars” themed list about stars, astronomy and camping. Our kids have decided that they really want to go camping in our back yard but it’s just not big enough.
Parents can track their students’ reading progress, access free Summer Reading Challenge Participation Guides for book lists (including Common Core-suggested titles), expert resources, activity sheets, a Star Guide, downloadable bookmarks and more.
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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