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We recently had the chance to review a selection of goodies from Scholastic in honor of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff:
Scholastic challenged kids to read one million minutes and on June 3rd they met and exceeded the million minute mark!
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge aims to prevent the “summer slide” - or the learning losses a child experiences when he or she does not read over the summer months.
Scholastic has so many great books for summer reading no matter what reading level your kiddos are!
A loves the Rainbow Magic Series:
This year’s Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge theme is “Reading Under the Stars.” Scholastic partnered with planetariums across the country with their museum sleepovers (e.g. The Smithsonian, Adler Planetarium (Chicago), California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) and more) to get kids reading about science, STEM and more.
Scholastic has plenty of books to encourage learning about science and math, including The Magic School Bus series and more:
There are plenty of great books to choose from. The kiddos really enjoyed both of these:
Plus, Scholastic has a ton of free parent resources to get your kiddos reading! Reading logs and award certificates are great for keeping little readers motivated:
Here are more helpful reading tools and fun stuff from Scholastic:
FREE Summer Reading Tools for Parents:
- Online summer reading program for kids: Parents can register their children grades K–8 (ages 4–14) for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge from now until September 5. Kids can log their reading minutes, win prizes and help set a new world record for summer reading.
- Daily tips and prizes for parents: Scholastic Parents Facebook has a summer calendar app with expert tips, articles and activities. Every Friday, parents can enter for the chance to win Friday Freebie prizes including great books for their kids.
- Track reading minutes with a mobile app: Parents can monitor their children’s progress and help their children enter reading minutes on-the-go with the free Scholastic Reading Timer app.
- 2014 summer booklists: Curated by Scholastic experts, these lists feature more than 700 books for children in Pre-K–8, including this year’s “Reading Under the Stars”–themed list, which showcases books about space, stars and astronomy, as well as spooky stories to read by a campfire.
- Free book offer: Parents can receive a free Scholastic book by mail when they buy two specially marked packs of EVEREADY® Gold® batteries or EVEREADY® flashlights and redeem the package codes online. Visit eveready.com/reader to learn more.
ABCD Diaries gives Scholastic an A+!