This Summer Reading post is sponsored by Scholastic, but all thoughts are my own. #SummerReading
I found this sign, filled with wonderful quotes about reading, when I was traveling through Denver this summer. Someday I would love to have a bookshelf decorated with quotes like this.
My kids head back to school in 3 weeks, and now more than ever I’m noticing that we’re in the middle of “brain drain” season. There are so many distractions during the summer – along with a lack of structure – and the kids are reading less. Just this weekend, I had to remind the kids to still set aside time each day to delve into a book. Once they get started reading, they love it. I’m jealous. I wish I had more time to read…no one needs to twist my arm to pick up a book and lose an hour or two in a good story. But, alas…there’s work.
I asked my kids what their favorite summer read was, along with a 5-word “book review” about why they loved it. Here are a few of the books that they mentioned:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief – “He always makes me laugh.”
Gabby Duran and the Unsittables – “Gabby is fun and interesting!”
Merlin: The Lost Years – “Well-written, interesting, good books.”
What books have your kids enjoyed this summer? I challenge you to ask them to share their own 5-word book review (it’s more challenging than you’d think!).
5 Tips For Making Reading a Priority
I believe that EVERY season is reading season. There’s no bad time to encourage kids to read, but it’s even more important to read during the summer, when the kids don’t have the structure of school. Check out this video from Scholastic’s Maggie McGuire, who shares 5 easy tips for making reading a priority, like setting a weekly minutes goal, reserving special time to read together as a family, and celebrating reading accomplishments. Summer may be just about over – or your kids may be back to school already – but it’s not too late to get your kids reading.
It’s Not Too Late To Join The Summer of Reading!
If you’ve been following my #SummerReading posts the past few months, you’ll remember that Scholastic has joined together with ENERGIZER® to power the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge and encourage families to discover the power and joy of reading together. It’s not too late to take part! Now through September 4, visit Scholastic.com/Summer.
Check out some of the fun resources you can enjoy with Scholastic:
- Unlock Original Short Stories from favorite Scholastic authors!
- Find Parenting Resources including Summer Reading printables, activity sheets, booklists and more!
- Play the Innovation Machine Game – a fun and creative writing game and contest!
- Visit “Videos in the Stacks” to receive reading tips for parents from Scholastic’s Maggie McGuire!
About the Energizer Instant Win Game
Energizer® and Scholastic are partnering on the “Power the Possibilities” campaign, giving parents tools to help their children unlock their talents, fuel their ambitions and be ready for future success. To participate in the Energizer Instant Win Game for a chance to win one of thousands of prizes that will power discovery and learning, simply buy specially marked packages of Energizer® brand batteries and scratch.
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.
Connect with Scholastic and Energizer Online
Sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
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