Parents' Guide to

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

By Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Summer reading program encourages reading (and sells books).

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The most useful aspect of the Summer Challenge is that it provides a simple, effortless way for kids, and parents for that matter, to keep track of summer reading time. Although the community forums and literary games might capture the imagination of avid readers, they also distract from the actual purpose of the program, which is to read more. The commercial tie-ins are numerous, so it's good to be wary, but overall this site takes safety precautions and offers kids multiple incentives to make this summer a literary one.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: April 8, 2016

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