Use the Scholastic Reading Timer in two 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 throughout the year. Either way, the power of reading is in the palm of their hands.
TIME AND LOG READING MINUTES WITH AN INTERACTIVE STOPWATCH
This feature operates just like a real stopwatch, so kids can start/stop, pause to take a break, and watch their reading minutes add up! Once they’re finished reading for the day, they can enter their minutes into a personal weekly log. Parents can track kid’s daily reading activity and see how many total minutes they have logged.
BOOST MOTIVATION TO KEEP KIDS READING WHILE SCHOOL IS OUT
During the summer months (May1 to August 31), the Scholastic Reading Timer app will be tied into the Scholastic Summer Challenge where kids can win virtual rewards when they log their reading minutes. Once they have reached their reading goal for the week, kids who are registered for the Scholastic Summer Challenge can spin the wheel of prizes. Prizes include downloadable chapter excerpts from books such as Confectionately Yours and Sleuth or Dare, audio clips of books like Ghost Buddy Zero to Hero, Game Changers and The 39 Clues, and virtual badges of beloved storybook characters like Captain Underpants! Kids can download their virtual badges and prizes, and store them in their personal prize center.
HELP SCHOOLS BREAK THE READ FOR THE WORLD RECORD
If kids are registered for the Scholastic Summer Challenge, their reading minutes count toward the total minutes read for their school. Kids can browse school rankings to see which schools have logged the most minutes right on their mobile device. As part of the Scholastic Summer Challenge, schools are helping to Read for the World Record and break last year’s record of 64,213,141 total minutes read! The 20 schools that log the most minutes will be recognized in the 2013 Scholastic Book of World Records.
DAILY TIPS, ARTICLES, AND BOOKLISTS FOR PARENTS
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