Reading Under the Stars with Scholastic

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
August 4, 2014


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Our kids enjoy reading and the summertime gives them plenty of time to get some good reading in.  But realistically, this just doesn’t happen.  There are video games, board games, swim time and other activities that keep them busy throughout the summer.   I remember the first day of summer when I was a kid and reading was the last thing on my mind.  What got me reading during the summer was a fun summer reading program offered through our local library.  They offered treats and prizes as you read a set number of books and then a grand prize at the end (usually a brand new book we got to pick from the library).

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Our kids aren’t any different.  They are more likely going to read if it involves fun and rewards!  Thanks to Scholastic, we made that happen with a fun Summer Reading Under the Stars Event.  Scholastic sent us a bunch of goodies, including Scholastic books, EVEREADY® flashlights and batteries, as well as some fun activity guides and certificates.  The kids had a blast during our Reading Under the Stars party!  They thought it was so cool that they were allowed to read their books with flashlights.  I have to admit that even I read my books once or twice in the dark using a flashlight when I was a kid!

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Maggie McGuire, VP of Parents & Kids Channels at Scholastic describes the importance of reading perfectly when she says, “Now more than ever, summer reading is a priority for all kids so that they don’t fall behind and lose core skills.”  “Our free summer reading resources are designed to help parents keep the joy in reading, make it easy to find books kids will love and encourage kids to read more by participating in our global campaign to break the world record for summer reading.”

A big thanks to Scholastic and EVEREADY® for sending the books and goodies for us to enjoy in our home this summer!

How do you get your kids excited about reading during the summer?  
What is your favorite Scholastic book?

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

45 Responses to “Reading Under the Stars with Scholastic”

  1. Kay Adeola says:

    My kids love reading and I normally get them to try and read to me as that really helps them.

  2. My son would LOVE to read by flashlight, especially since he can’t read himself yet. He can hold it while we read about sharks, monsters and doggies!

  3. I’ve never seen kids read with a flashlight but what a fun experience! I am sure think it’s so much fun.

  4. My son LOVES for me to read to him! He can’t read himself but every night before bed we read at least 2 books! This would be so much fun my son would LOVE this!

  5. We love our books. I think me more than husband (who I never see read) or kiddo (who I think only reads because shes required too for school.)

  6. Erica says:

    We always order from the Scholastic forms throughout the year but at the end of the year we load up with a few extras. We keep an incentive chart.

  7. Jaime says:

    My son is allowed to pick out X amount of books each night for us to read to him (the number changes each night, depending on time.) He can also choose one book to read himself. He loves books!

  8. Mellisa says:

    My kids love to read. I think reading under the stars is a great idea.

  9. Tracey says:

    This is such a great idea. It really encourages kids to get out there and read.

  10. Debra says:

    My kids belonged to a summer reading club and read tons of books during July. the club is over now and they’re still reading. They love to read books about super heroes and Pinkilicious.

  11. We love reading in this house and love scholastic too. We ordered from them every month last school year.

  12. Scholastic is such a great company! I can’t wait for my daughter to be in school so we can order books through them. I remember being in school and always circling all the books I wanted my mom to order me!

  13. Katrina says:

    I find it so hard to find time to make reading fun in the Summer, the colder months are easier because everything slows down and we’re stuck inside. My kids will love the idea of sitting outside with a flashlight reading though 🙂

  14. Terry says:

    I gave a reading light to my Hubs niece. Her mom wasn’t too happy because she doesn’t want her staying up late and reading… They have to have their lights out in their bedrooms at a certain time.

  15. It’s really cool you mentioned this Scholastic Reading Under the Stars event! I actually heard about this just recently. It looks like your kids had a really good time. I know I am looking forward to receiving my prize from @ScholasticInc for their #summerreadingselfie contest they had.

    I loved the Scholastic book fairs that would come around during the school year. I’d save up money in order to buy all the Goosebumps books! I can’t wait until I have children to get them involved in reading.

  16. Rosey says:

    Reading incentives are a good excuse to get the kiddos reading. I always like the ideas Scholastic comes up with…I’ve been a fan since I was in school (and trust me, that’s been awhile). 😉

  17. Debbie Denny says:

    Such a great program. Looks like you have a great bunch of readers there,.

  18. We still have a few weeks here until school starts. Plenty of time to get in some more reading.

  19. Love this! Such a great idea. My kids love books and reading!

  20. Is it weird that I really want to read Catch a Falling Star?? Your group of readers is really cute 🙂

  21. I love Scholastic books. We home school, so we read a lot!

  22. Reading is so important. I love that you are making it fun and interesting!

  23. Kecia says:

    Every time I see the word Scholastic, I think of those book order forms we used to be sent home with in school. I always begged to order 2-3 books from each one!

  24. Emily says:

    My kids are just starting to read so we are stocking up on books. We love Scholastic!

  25. Kendra says:

    Readers are leaders. My son isn’t quite a reader yet but I love to read so I hope he’ll pickup the habit.

  26. Veronica says:

    It is a fun way to get some reading in. I need to encourage my son to do this

  27. Amanda says:

    Oh I love this! So great to encourage kids to keep reading in the summer!

  28. Felicia says:

    Graham really loves to read. He got into this mission this year!

  29. Camesha says:

    My babies are total bookworms! At any given time, I can find them in a corner somewhere with a book. My son’s favorite Scholastic book now is called The Night Before Kindergarten.

  30. I wish we would have participated in a summer reading program. Hopefully next summer we can get it together.

  31. My kids would love going outside to read a book! I will have to stock up on the bug spray and batteries!

  32. Theresa says:

    My kids sign up for the summer reading challenge at the library every year. They offer small incentives so the kids look forward to continuous reading all summer long, thanks to that program.

  33. We love reading, too. Scholastic is awesome.

  34. Christie says:

    We try to pick books based on their latest interests. Right now, my son is into super heroes, so hero books it is!

  35. I am lucky. My daughter loves reading so I don’t have to do much to get her excited about it. 🙂

  36. Toni says:

    We had such a blast with our Reading Under The Stars party. It’s such a fun way to get kids reading

  37. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    My kids love to read. My daughter and i always love out trips to the book store.

  38. Brett says:

    My kids like to read with flashlights inside their forts sometimes. They think it’s the coolest thing.

  39. Rachael says:

    My grandkids love their books. I’ll have to do a reading under the stars night with them.

  40. My daughter always loved being part of the public library’s summer reading program and working toward prizes. They also had fun events like magicians come to the library so it was super fun.

  41. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I used to love reading Scholastic books when I was younger. Wish my kids could have taken part in this program too!

  42. Looks like fun! Great way to make reading even more interesting.

  43. What a fun way to read a little more. 😉 Make a fort, add a flashlight, and party!

  44. What a fun way to encourage reading. My boys love using flashlights.

  45. Liz Mays says:

    Shoot, I STILL kinda read by flashlight at night (the light of my e-reader). What a fun thing to do with the kids!

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