Our Writer Gets Her Kids To Read A Ton This Summer Through This Awesome Reading Program


Save the Children has a great reading program that not only gets your child excited about reading but also supports a great cause.

Our Writer Gets Her Kids To Read A Ton This Summer Through This Awesome Reading Program

Some children are natural readers. They can pick up a book and dive head first into a story without any encouragement (aka nagging) from parents. But many kids need an extra push to get them to sit down and crack open a book.

If you're struggling to instill a love of literature into your little one this summer break, Save the Children has a great reading program that not only gets your child excited about reading but also supports a great cause. Save the Children recently launched the 100 Days of Reading Challenge, which aims to raise awareness about the fact that 60% of U.S. children living in poverty don't have a children's book in their homes. By reading together with your child, you are supporting Save the Children's work in improving literacy and changing lives.

I started the 100 Days of Reading Challenge with my 7-year-old. I'm so glad we're doing it—and not only because we've gotten to share some great moments reading so far. We also have been able to help children living in poverty and raise awareness about the lack of books and resources kids have across America through Save the Children, by merely logging the minutes we read together!

Save the Children and their generous partners are also providing parents with several different resources to help them encourage their children to want to read. From tips for reading outside to helping your babbling baby form words through song, kids will be learning and loving to read in no time!


My son and I spent the last few weeks picking special books to read. Our reading time was made even more special when he got to log his minutes on Save the Children's website and watch as the ticker went up and closer to the goal of 100,000,000 minutes! You can help, too! Just read, log your minutes and watch the ticker rise with your little one.