The Scholastic Summer Challenge is back and is inviting you to participate! With Memorial Day only a few short weeks away, summer will be here before we know it! To me summer always means taking life a little slower, spontaneous trips, lazy days at the beach, and finally enough minutes in the day to catch up on my long “must read” list of books. For many children, summer means a break from school, day camps, vacations and the “summer slide”. As an elementary school the most frequent question I was asked was, “What should I do during the summer to keep my child’s skills sharp?” My answer? “Keep them reading!”
The summer slide is the dip children’s skills take as they “take off” during the months when they are out of school. Scholastic is challenging all of us to beat the “summer slide” by hosting their annual Scholastic Summer Challenge. The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a FREE interactive reading program to help keep kids reading all summer long.Reading every day throughout the summer will keep their basic skills sharp, vocabulary strong, and improve their comprehension and overall literacy skills. Click here for an article I wrote about maintaining and encouraging literacy. Readers can visit Scholastic.com/summer to sign up. Scholastic offers a host of resources for parents, teachers and kids. The summer reading program is already in progress and ends on August 31, 2012. Readers all over the globe will try to break the world record and read MORE THAN a collective 64,213,141 minutes! (the 2011 record!) The 20 schools whose students log the most minutes will be named in the 2013 Scholastic Book of World Records! It’s easy to be part of the challenge, read, log your minutes online and even earn cool prizes!
The Scholastic Summer Challenge provides all the tools you’ll need to get reading, from contests, to minutes logged charts, to book lists and online reading tools, you’re just a click away from helping to break the world reading record! Click here to see the minute counter and see how your area of the world is doing! Happy Reading!
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