The Scholastic Reading Timer app promotes reading practice by encouraging reading every day and most importantly, makes it fun!
Use the Scholastic Reading Timer in three ways: in conjunction with the Scholastic Summer Challenge, where kids are given weekly reading goals and log their reading minutes to win virtual rewards, or as a fun and functional reading timer to use for the Library’s Summer Reading Program where kids win prizes and throughout the year. Either way, the power of reading is in the palm of their hands.
It’s not just for kids! For parents there are daily tips, interesting articles, and age-appropriate booklists designed to help parents choose the right books for their kids, engage their reluctant readers, and more!
We invite you to talk about Summer Reading on Twitter, using #summerreading June 7th, then participate in the Library’s Summer Reading Program and The New York Times Summer Reading Contest starting 7/15. Who’s in?
For many children, summer is an ideal time for discovery, both indoors and out. Structured camps and classes, family vacations, or just free time at home and in the neighborhood can all yield terrific opportunities for kids to explore new interests during their months away from school. Here’s a few ideas for sparking children’s curiosity about the natural world.
These books about the desert and unusual animals are perfect for sharing before or after a visit to the the Valley of Fire or Red Rock.
What books are you reading and enjoying during these warm-weather months?