Last month, I told you about my expectations for summer reading for my kids. This month we took our summer reading outdoors to read under the stars. Scholastic provided the books and information about the stars and EVEREADY® provided the flashlights so we could read outside and enjoy the night sky while reading.
My kids and I took a blanket, flashlights from EVEREADY®, a book and the Scholastic constellation guide and headed outside.
It was still a little light out, so at first we read. It was interesting to look up and see how the stars started to come out as the sky got darker and darker. We discussed what our books were about and what it would be like to live in the book they are reading. (That was very interesting.)
Nicky and Megan were thankful for the EVEREADY® flashlights when it got dark. As more stars came out, they wondered what else was out there in the universe. Were there other planets somewhere with kids who were reading books and looking up at the night sky like us?
My son will often ask why he has to read. I took this opportunity (since he didn’t ask) to explain how cool it was that they wondered about other kids in the universe. Wouldn’t it be neat to read a book about kids on other planets? My son said, “That would be fun.”
And it was like a light bulb (more like a flashlight) went off in his head. He realized reading can take him to many places. Hmmmm…I think I’ve heard that before (from me.)
Scholastic is making reading fun this summer with the Reading Under the Stars challenge.
As kids log their minutes online, they will unlock new constellations. Then go out and find those constellations in the night sky.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Scholastic and EVEREADY. All opinions are 100% my own.