This post was written by the Experimental Mommy in partnership with Scholastic. All opinions remain 100% mine.
So, this is it. The very last week of summer. Can you hear the collective tears of my kids? Our summer has been full of fun and even a few learning opportunities so none of us are ready to see it go. But I am happy to report that my girls have kept up their reading skills through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.
My oldest has become hooked on Harry Potter (yes, I know we are late to the game on this one) and I love watching her get excited about turning every page. Not to be outdone by her sister, my youngest is reading her very first chapter books and has read multiple Judy Moody books over the past few weeks….even on vacation! I am so proud that they both have made a significant contribution to breaking the world record for summer reading!
If you want to get your child involved, there’s still time! Simply sign up for Scholastic’s “Power Up & Read” challenge powered by Energizer and start reading. It doesn’t matter if your child is reading independently or together with you, you can build momentum by joining in the #MondayMinutesGoal. Here’s how it works:
- Each Monday, Scholastic will announce the #MondayMinutesGoal which is the goal for the number of minutes for kids to read together in one week.
- Encourage your child to read alone or with you in order to contribute to the goal.
- Have your child log their minutes in the Summer Reading Challenge website or on a piece of paper.
- Take a picture of your child proudly displaying their minutes read.
- Share the picture on social media using #MondayMinutesGoal and #SummerReading
Need more inspiration? Parents can enter a weekly sweepstakes to win a “Power Up & Read Kit” to keep you “innovative” all summer long. The prize pack includes: Scholastic tote bag, water bottle, a copy of Reading Unbound by Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith, $10 gift certificate to Scholastic Store Online, Energizer® brand batteries, Scholastic books, and more. Learn more at the Energizer Instant Win website. And to make sure you stay on track, make sure to check out Scholastic’s Resource page, too!
- The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret
- Extreme Science Careers
- Extreme Experiments
- Plus Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge materials including reading logs, pledges, bookmarks, and more!