We had so much fun reading with our friends under the stars last night in our backyard. You see? You don’t have to go very far to have an adventure. Not at all! Natalie invited a few of her girlfriends over and they picked out a handful of their favorite Scholastic books and hit the grass. The girls are all taking part in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Now in its 8th year, the program is dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and getting kids to read throughout the summer months when school is out.
Your child can log their reading minutes (online and on smartphones) as they Read for the World Record, enter sweepstakes to win fabulous prizes, and earn digital rewards when they complete weekly reading challenges. HOW FUN!!!!!!
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is “Reading Under the Stars” (powered by EVEREADY®). That’s why we took the party outside.
I gave the girls a picnic blanket, a few flashlights that were powered by Eveready batteries and allowed them to choose which books they wanted to focus on. The laughing and smiles…. well, they brought those all on their own. It was such a treat to watch them interact and talk about which part of their books were their favorites.
Get Kids Reading and Ready for the Year AHEAD:
- Studies show that early and sustained summer learning opportunities improve academic outcomes for youth and lead to higher graduation rates and better preparation for college.
- Ensuring easy and continued access to books for summer reading is one potential strategy for addressing summer reading setback.
- 92% of kids say they are more likely to finish reading a book that they pick out themselves.
“READING UNDER THE STARS” Official Invite! Will You Join Us??
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PS – when the playdate was all over, the kids went back outside and use their flashlights to find bugs in the dark. They captured them and then released them over and over again. Talk about summer fun!
POWERED BY EVEREADY®
This year’s Summer Reading theme is Reading Under the Stars, and is powered by EVEREADY®, the maker of batteries and flashlights, to encourage families to discover new and fun ways to explore reading outside this summer. This is a sponsored post.