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Our family has always loved Scholastic books so this summer we have decided to take part in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. It’s a fun program that helps to motivate kids and get them excited about reading by logging their reading minutes, playing games, and earning rewards!

In the midst of our hectic lives and chaotic days, some of my favorite moments in the day are when we quiet down and take the time to sit and read. As a mother of two young children getting them to sit still is not always an easy task. With help from Scholastic, we have decided to set some reading goals this summer and incorporate some fun into reading. Both of my kids under the age of 5, so we set an appropriate goal for them of 20 minutes every day or approximately two to four books a day.

Scholastic has helped me think of new ways to keep my children interested in reading with the Summer Reading Booklist and fun bookmarks they sent us! My daughter love to go through the booklist with me to check off the books we have read together!

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Power Up & Read!

Scholastic has teamed up with the Energizer company to help power up parents and children to find and create new ways to enjoy reading so this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is “Power Up & Read”. Through this partnership, Scholastic and Energizer created the “Power of Possibilities” campaign which gives parents the tools they need to discover their child’s strengths and motivate them to be successful in the future. Starting May 4th, 2015, parents can buy any specially marked pack of Energizer batteries to have the chance to win a number of prizes that will fuel discovery and learning for our children! Some of these exciting prizes include a family trip to New York City, a Scholastic Study Corner Makeover, a library of Scholastic books and much more! You can sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge hereScholastic Summer Reading Challenge and read more about the Energizer® Instant Win Game.

Scholastic has so many resources on their website you can utilize to get creative with reading. This video featuring advice from Maggie McGuire gives parents some ideas on how to “get crafty with reading!”

Here are a few articles to go along with this video from Scholastic Parents to give you more ideas on how to get creative with reading: Check out Reading and Crafting: Cool Books for Crafty KidsChildren’s Book-Inspired Crafts, and Read and Act! Get more resources to keep your child reading all summer long and follow @Scholastic on Twitter and “like” the Energizer® Bunny on Facebook,

The Scholastic Power Up & Read Challenge runs from May 4, 2015 to September 4, 2015. I hope you join our family in the Scholastic Reading Challenge this summer and enter to win some of the exciting Energizer contests!