2021 marks the 25th year of National Family Reading Month which celebrates and encourages families to read more together.
Most of us know how important reading together is and its long-term value to our children’s success in school and in life. However, we also know it is not always that easy to put into practice with our busy schedules and increasing competition with screen time.
That is why we ask families to take the 31 Day Family Reading Challenge–to inspire you to make reading together for at least 10 minutes every day a focus, to create positive, long lasting reading habits and lifelong readers!
We hope you enjoy exploring the universe of wonderful stories there are together–from different types of books across many authors and genres, and have a great time taking this challenge!
How to take the
Get tips and tricks to help you build family reading into your routine and make it a positive and enjoyable experience.
Model daily reading habits
Set aside time for daily reading
Carry a book with you everywhere
Provide a variety of reading material
Read aloud with children. Read more
Why does family reading matter?
National Family Reading Month is an initiative that represents the heart of Scholastic–that literacy is the key to learning and achievement, and our unwavering belief that all children, with the help of their families and reading role models can benefit from a lifelong love of reading. Read more