We received a kit to get us going that includes some exciting books – both fiction and non-fiction about science and STEM. My girl – simply provide her with books and she’s happy. She’s content. She’s learning.
I’ve shared before that she has a love for reading. Utilizing the completely free and online Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge allows access to reading certificates, log sheets, pledges, book lists, games and more! Parents, prevent that “summer slide”, reading books all summer will help your child retain all of those core skills they’ve learned over the school year. You can sign up your child or go the extra mile and sign up the entire family on the Scholastic website. The Summer Reading Challenge runs through September 4, 2015.
The theme for the summer reading challenge is Power Up & Read. Scholastic and Energizer have partnered up to encourage families to find innovative ways to discover the power and joy of reading. Kids can log their reading minutes to unlock stories written by popular authors like R.L Stein, Jude Watson and Gordon Korman. Plus, they have the chance to ear rewards and win prizes. And (I know, there’s more!) they will help set a new reading world record for the summer. Last year reading record was 304,749,681 minutes – can we beat that record this year? I think so!
Scholastic has all of the resources needed to make it a successful summer spent reading. Maggie McGuire, parenting expert and VP of Scholastic Parents Channel has tips to help get the summer reading challenge powered up for you!
Power Up & Read: 5 Parenting Tips for Summer Reading
- Find books that makes kids laugh
- Introduce kids to STEM and science through reading
- Ways to get crafty with your kid’s favorite summer reads
- Tips for reading-on-the-go during summer vacation
- Rainy day reading activities
It’s important to keep your kids reading all summer long!
If that wasn’t enough, Energizer and Scholastic are partnering to create the “Power the Possibilities” campaign. This campaign gives parents the tools they need to unlock their child’s talents, fuel their ambitions and set them up for future success. You 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.