Today is the official first day of summer (yay!). It’s also the perfect time pick out a book with your child and start reading! Did you know the majority of kids actually enjoy summer reading? The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition shows that 62% of kids ages 6–17 agree that, "I really enjoy reading over the summer," and the top reasons why are: "I just enjoy reading" and "it's a fun way to pass the time.”
In fact, a number of kids around the world have already started their summer reading. To date, kids have read and logged more than 60 million minutes and unlocked 7 weekly surprises including videos, games, comic makers and printables through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!
Whether you are a school, library, community partner or a parent, it’s not too late to register your child to participate in the challenge! Now until September 8th kids can log their reading minutes online to earn digital prizes when they complete weekly reading challenges and gain access to 18 reading activities based on popular Scholastic titles. Parents and caregivers can also access free summer reading resources, including booklists across all ages in both English and Spanish.
Looking for book recommendations? Look no further! Scholastic has an assortment of book lists that represent all grade levels and cover topics from poetry to series books, including:
- Scholastic Parents: Book Lists and Recommendations
- Scholastic Teachers: Ready-to-Go Book Lists for Teachers
- Scholastic Teachers: Best of Blogs: Great Book Lists
- Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
When in doubt, let your child select the book they would like to read. According Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, the majority of kids say their favorite books are one that they have picked out themselves!
So in celebration of the first day of the summer, round up your favorite books and start reading! Happy summer and happy reading to all!