Reading Under the Stars with Scholastic
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).
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!
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!
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