Scholastic sponsored this post; all opinions are my own.
Who doesn’t love summer? Long stretches of quality time together as a family, new adventures to be enjoyed, and the joy of creating new memories. This summer we added something new into the mix to keep the kids active in reading and learning all summer long. We participated in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! It’s been such a great way for us to challenge ourselves to keep reading throughout the lazy days of summer. We enjoyed setting goals and logging our daily minutes as well as participating in some of the fun reading challenges! Our favorite was the “take your reading outside” challenge. We ended up reading in so many places we had never thought to read before.
As the summer winds down and we prepare for back-to-school time here in Seattle, we took a minute to look back and share five of our favorite summer reads in a five-word recap! Hope you have as much fun reading them as we did.
Our Five Word Book Reviews:
- The Magic School Bus In the Time of the Dinosaurs, by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen: Exploring, Exciting, Informative, Fun, Entertaining.
- The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip, by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen : Learning, Silly, Complex, Adventure, Experiments.
- Princesses on the Run, by Smiljana Coh: Clever, Cute, Girly, Amusing, laughable.
- Wild About You, by Judy Sierra: Sweet, Adorable, Playful, Enjoyable, Cuddles.
- Llama Llama Misses Mama, by Anna Dewdney: Back-to-school, Growth, Obstacle, Overcome, Nice.
Energizer and Scholastic Power Up & Read
This year Scholastic teamed up with Energizer and created the “Power Up & Read” theme to encourage families to find more innovative ways to have fun with reading. They also designed The Energizer Instant Win Game to help give parents the tools they need to fuel their children’s ambitions and set them up for success. Starting on May 4th parents were able to buy any specially marked pack of Energizer batteries and scratch for a chance to win thousands of prizes that help promote discovery and learning. Some of these prizes include a family trip to New York City, a Scholastic Study Corner Makeover, a library of Scholastic books, and much more!
The Scholastic website has so many awesome resources to help families find unique ways to enjoy reading. It is not too late to utilize these great resources. Now through September 4th you can go to any of these links below to gather fun tips and ideas to get your kids reading before going back to school!
Also, check out this video discussing how to prevent kids from getting what they call the “summer brain drain.” Scholastic’s Maggie McGuire discusses five easy tips to help make reading important for your children.
I enjoyed participating in the Summer Reading Challenge with Scholastic this year and look forward to seeing what they come up with for next summer! Have a great first day of school and happy reading!
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