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This summer is flying by! I can’t believe August is right around the corner and September not long behind. We’ve been having a wonderful summer and have been working hard to battle the summer slide. In between swimming, biking, running, jumping, swinging, soccer, and scavenger hunts, the kids have also been doing a lot of reading. That’s why we are excited about the Scholastic Summer Reading Program and to offer the fun giveaway below.
The Scholastic Summer Reading Program is a free online program that is lots of fun for kids. It encourages them to read and to log their minutes each day. When they meet their weekly goal they unlock stories and earn rewards.
Kora & Logan have been bookworms this summer. They are reading before bed, in the car, and even outside. I shared a few photos from the last month on social media capturing them reading.
They do love to read and have been very motivated by the Scholastic Summer Reading Program. Before they go to bed they log their minutes, check out their awards, and read any new stories they’ve unlocked.
It’s been a wonderful experience and they look forward to continuing to read and log their minutes throughout the rest of the program.
I was excited to see that Scholastic has joined together with Energizer to power the Summer Reading Challenge and encourage families to find innovative ways to discover the power and joys of reading.
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.
I was also interested to learn that in an effort to log as many minutes as possible through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge AND to break the world record for summer reading, Scholastic has set special weekly goals for young readers. Every Monday they’ll annouce a #MondayMinutesGoal, the number of minutes for kids to read together in one week (by the following Monday).
Whether your child or student is reading independently aloud or together with you, let’s their success and keep the momentum going! Here’s how:
– Have your child log his/her minutes on the SRC website or on a paper log/piece of paper
– Take a picture of him/her proudly displaying their minutes
– Share it on social using #MondayMinutesGoal and #SummerReading!
The Scholastic Summer Reading Program is free and open until September 4th, 2015, so there is still time to sign up. I recommend it to anyone with kids in their lives who enjoy reading or for those that need a little motivation.
To learn more sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
One reader of 2 Wired 2 Tired will receive a INNOVATION BOOK PACKET, a collection of Scholastic titles showcasing wonderful fiction and nonfiction books for kids to get lost in a great story about the world of science, STEM and inventions.
The INNOVATION BOOK PACKET includes:
- The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret
- Extreme Science Careers
- Extreme Experiments
- Plus Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge materials including reading logs, pledges, bookmarks, and more!
To enter use the Rafflecopter form below:
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Note: U.S. addresses only, prizing provided by Scholastic.