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As you know, Jacob has been participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading challenge this year. He does it every year. I think it’s a great way to encourage kids to read, especially since they have such fun rewards throughout the season. Jacob’s been unlocking cool extras, like bonus stories from some of the hottest children’s authors. I’ve been checking out all the amazing resources for parents.
Throughout the month of July, we participated in some fun challenges with Scholastic! I shared them on my social media, but I’ll share them again in case you missed them.
A Month of Fun Summer Reading Challenges
During the first week, we were challenged to get outside and read. It rained most of the week, but we took advantage of a rare sunny moment to hit the deck…literally. Jacob and the Energizer Bunny sat outside on our favorite fuzzy blanket and read the wacky adventures of the Magic School Bus and their Electric Field Trip.
The second week, he took the story even further with a Magic Schoolbus kit full of projects focusing on electricity. We made circuits and, using Energizer batteries, we actually made a lightbulb light up! Before we could do our experiments, though, Jake and the Energizer Bunny had to read up on the directions. They got comfy in my new bed and read through the booklet to decide which tasks we’d try first.
After trying our own experiments, Jake was even more excited to read Extreme Experiments, one of the books we received in our Innovation Kit back at the beginning of the summer. I don’t think we’ll be trying any of those anytime soon! One of those experiments was the A-Bomb! Jake proved that it’s always a good time to read, even when you’re out for a nature walk. We bring books with us everywhere we go, you just never know when you’re going to find that perfect quite reading spot. Find more Scholastic Resources to keep your kids reading all summer long!
Keep Your Child’s Imagination Going and Going
When your child reads, their imagination just keeps going and going, like the Energizer Bunny! Energizer is the sponsor of this year’s Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. They help inspire kids to Power Up and Read by powering the tools that drive imaginations and inventions. Throughout the event (and through 10/31), purchase specially marked packages of Energizer batteries and you could instantly win amazing prizes, including a family trip to New York City! Learn more about the Energizer® Instant Win Game.
Sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge now. It runs through September 4th, so you still have plenty of time to rack up those minutes and earn badges. You can also earn entries into cool sweepstakes. Follow @Scholastic on Twitter and like the Energizer® Bunny on Facebook to keep up with news.
Encourage Reading with Monday Minutes
Looking for even more encouragement to get your kids reading? In an effort to log as many minutes as possible AND break the world record for summer reading, Scholastic is setting special weekly goals for readers. Every month, they’ll announce a #MondayMinutesGoal. This goal is the number of minutes for kids to read together in one week by the following Monday. Have your kids participate and share their success by:
- Logging his or her minutes on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Website or on a paper log, or even on a plain piece of paper.
- Take a picture of your child proudly displaying those minutes
- Share it on your favorite social media accounts using #MondayMinutesGoal and #SummerReading!
What books have your and your kids loved reading this summer? Tell me in the comments!
Oh, my girls have always enjoyed reading. I think the summer months were a bit of a challenge back when they were younger though. Scholastic has always be great!
My son has been reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
As a Reading Specialist, I know how important it is to encourage summer reading and avoid any summer slump. Reading is such a great adventure and I love that my boys love books as much as I do.
Summer reading is another great actives kids can enjoy and the local library has lots of books to choose . Thanks for sharing.
It is so important to encourage your kiddos to read!! It sparks their imagination and encourages life-long learning!!
When I was in the classroom, Scholastic was one of my favorite companies to support because of the offerings of good reading materials and games. I love when parents support the love of reading at home because it shows the child that reading is a punishment and school/home are well connected.
My kids need a summer reading challenge, for real… they are reluctant readers so this sounds like a great motivator!
my son love to ready everything he like a variety of books
I’m all for encouraging reading in any way! This is a great program, and the instant win prizes sound great too.
What a great program. My twin granddaughters love to read. They will surely enjoy these books.
My children are currently enjoying an array of Cynthia Rylant books.
The kids spent the summer reading Harry Potter.
We love the Hobbit books and also Dora books.
Dd read a bunch of Curious George books this summer!
He liked Where the Sidewalk Ends
My kids read any thing related to Super Heros. Thank you
My son spent the summer reading Harry Potter.