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Top 10 Tips for Getting Kids Reading this Summer

TOP 10 TIPS For Getting Kids Reading This Summer Summertime is all about outdoor fun. Make reading a big part of that! Start by "Reading Under the Stars" with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge-a free, online program where kids can read, log minutes, earn rewards and help set a new world record for summer reading: | #SummerReading Let Kids Choose 1 92% of kids say they are more likely to finish a book they selected themselves. The Kids & Family Reading ReportTM, 2012. Read Outside 2 Bring sleeping bags, pack camp-friendly snacks and invite friends for a read-aloud adventure. 5 10 15 20 Track Reading Minutes 3 Have kids log reading minutes at and earn rewards. Aim for 11 Books 4 11 11 This is the average number of books parents say their kids should read over the summer. The Kids & Family Reading Report ™, 2012. Read On the Go Find great apps. Read ebooks and track reading minutes using the Scholastic Reading Timer app. Build a Home Library 6 Research shows it only takes a $40 budget to fund books for one child all summer. Anne McGill Franzen and Richard Allington, 2010. Go Stargazing 7 Select nonfiction reads about constellations and planets around upcoming meteor showers and eclipses. Be a Reading Role Model Parents who read often are SIX times more likely to have children who are frequent readers. The Kids & Family Reading Report™M, 2008. Get Crafty 9. Pick crafts based on a character in your child's favorite book. Love Harry Potter? Create your own wands! Go Beyond the Book 10 Take trips to locations featured in books. Visit a museum, historical site or a local city to bring a story to life. MSCHOLASTIC SUMMER READINGK CHALLENGE TM

Top 10 Tips for Getting Kids Reading this Summer

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Parents, need ideas to get kids reading this summer? Scholastic is here to help. Sign-up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Learn more at #SummerReading




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