This summer, build upon the valuable reading and writing skills your child has learned so far! According to findings from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7th Edition, kids know that reading provides benefits that extend well beyond the summer months: Seventy-seven percent agree that reading over the summer will help them with schoolwork.
One of the best ways to keep kids reading this summer is to join your school's Scholastic Book Fair! When you shop the Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair, your school will get 25% in rewards with every purchase if it's participating in the fair. Link your Scholastic account to your school, then sign in and shop at The Scholastic Store to start earning your school rewards!
Through Home Base, kids can also make new friends, earn virtual rewards, and help unlock book donations for kids with limited or no access to books by starting and keeping Reading Streaks™ when they read every day over the summer.
Here are six more fun and simple ideas to keep kids reading and writing this summer.
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1. Let Them Explore New Subjects
During the school year, kids are busy with assigned reading. Over the summer, encourage them to find books about subjects they love, or challenge them to explore a brand new genre. When we give children a choice, they feel in control and are more willing to pick up a book and read.
And they enjoy it! Research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report shows that about six in 10 kids say they love or like reading books for fun a lot.