I remember when I was a kid being so thrilled for summer and days that weren't dictated by a teacher or a schedule or things I HAD to do. Instead, it was months of free time lolling about in the sun doing whatever I wanted. Which was often, reading.
But there are many kids who also equate summer with no need to read. What is a parent to do? Generally your local library will have a kid's summer reading program. Or you could sign them up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. This free online program "motivates kids with weekly challenges, fun sweepstakes, virtual rewards, book chats and friendly competition. Starting today, kids can log their reading minutes, track their reading stats, and their school’s rank, collect virtual rewards in their ‘prize center’ and enter sweepstakes for the chance to win free books." For more information, check out the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website. The program started on May 1st and will run to August 31st.
So, if you're wondering how to keep your kids reading, check out your local library and this awesome online reading challenge. Summer can mean the end of school, but it doesn't have to be the end of reading.
Did you keep reading over the summer or was it a true break from anything book-ish?
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