The other day, we were driving in the car when Hayden started asking all of these questions about planets. He wanted to know which one was my favorite, why they were so far away and why Pluto wasn’t a planet anymore. With this sudden interest, I knew I had to take advantage of that curiosity. The best way? Books!
I’ve always been a huge reader and hope to pass down that love of reading to my three kids. With summer approaching, it’s easy to get caught up in the lack of routine and schedule. That’s why I’ll have all three of my kids participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Yes, even Olivia and Evie who are two years old. Scholastic has some great summer reading book lists for all age groups.
This year’s challenge theme is “Power Up & Read,” encouraging kids to read all summer long and unlock 12 original short stories by bestselling children’s authors as kids reach reading milestones. Scholastic has joined together with ENERGIZER® to power the Summer Reading Challenge and encourage families to find innovative ways to discover the power and joy of reading. Parents can sign up kids beginning May 4, 2015 and runs through September 4, 2015.
We received a great assortment of books from Scholastic to kick off our summer reading program. Hayden was so excited to start reading the books and I loved seeing how excited he was. It was fantastic to kick off our summer reading challenge by reading a The Magic School Bus – one of my favorite series growing up!
It’s easy to get started! Just sign up your child for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and you’ll have access to printables such as reading certificates, log sheets, pledges, booklists, and more, to help you encourage your kids this summer.
Hayden and I logged into his account where you can easily update how many minutes they have read each day and where they can unlock stories and earn prizes, too.
Scholastic Parenting Videos
If your’re looking for tips to get your little ones to read more while on summer vacation, parenting expert, Maggie McGuire (VP of Scholastic Parents Channel – Scholastic.com) provides tips and book choices for all ages this summer in support of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Maggie offers parents unique tips to get kids to “power up & read” including how to find books that makes kids laugh, how to 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 and rainy day reading activities.
Hayden is so silly so I loved this Power Up and Read Tip about finding books to make kids laugh.
More Resources from Scholastic Parents:
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. Starting May 4, 2015, 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.
Learn More about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
– Sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
– Find more Scholastic Resources to keep your kids reading all summer long!
– Learn more about the Energizer® Instant Win Game
– Follow @Scholastic on Twitter
– Like the Energizer® Bunny on Facebook
Will your child be participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge?
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post as part of a partnership with Scholastic but all thoughts and opinions are my own.