10 tips For Getting Your Kids Reading This Summer

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10 tips For Getting Your Kids Reading This Summer
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with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge - a free, online program with where kids can read, log
minutes, earn rewards and help set a new world record for summer reading:
1. Let Kids Choose - Ninety-two percent of kids say they are more likely to finish a book they selected
themselves. (The Kids and Family Reading Report, 2012)
2. Read Outside - Bring sleeping bags, pack camp - family snacks and invite friends for a read aloud
adventure.
3. Track Reading Minutes - Have kids log reading minutes at scholastics.com/summer and earn
rewards.
4. Aim for Eleven Books - This is the average number of books, parents say their kids should read over
the summer. (The Kids and Family Reading Report, 2012)
5. Read On the Go - Find great apps. Read e-books and track reading minutes using the Scholastic
reader timing apps.
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6. Build a Home Library - Research show it only takes a $40 budget to fund books for one child all
summer. (Anne McGill Franzen and Richard Allington, 2010)
7. Go Stargazing - Select non-fiction reads about constellations and planets around upcoming meteor
shower and eclipses.
8. Be a Reading Role Model - Parents who read often are six times more likely to have children who are
frequent readers. (The Kids and Family Reading Report, 2008)
9. Get Crafty - Pi k rafts ased o a harater i your hild's fa orite ook. Lo e Harry Potter?
Create your o
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10. Go Beyond the Book - Take trips to locations featured in books. Visit a museum, historical site or
local city to bring a story to life.
Sources:
The Kids and Family Reading Report, 2012
The Kids and Family Reading Report, 2008
Anne McGill Franzen and Richard Allington, 2010
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