Blog Party

The blog party is done! Thank you to the U.S. Department of Education for your blog post about summer reading that mentions the PTA Family Reading Challenge.

You can also view more highlights from our blog party and our list of participants.

If you would still like to write a blog post about the PTA Family Reading Challenge, you can use the content below.

Sample Blog Topics

Below are a few blog ideas and facts to help you get started.

  • Capture your family’s favorite moments reading together. What are your favorite books to read together? Where are your favorite places and times to read together?
  • Share a positive memory about reading together as a family. What was your favorite book growing up, and have you shared it with your child? What was the experience like, to read that book together?
  • Write about the magic of reading together as a family and how it has brought you all closer together. What do you like about reading together? How does it feel when you read together? How does reading foster quality family time?

Some Useful Facts to Get You Started

  • 61% of low-income families in the U.S. have no age-appropriate books in their homes for children.
  • Good reading habits have a greater impact on a child’s reading skills than household income.
  • Nearly 40% of parents say their child does not spend enough time reading for fun.
  • 73% of children get ideas from their parents for books to read for fun.
  • Where parent engagement is high, classrooms score 28 points above the national average.

Source: http://www.scholastic.com/readingreport/

PTA Family Reading Experience Infographic

Copy and paste the code below to share the PTA Family Reading Challenge infographic on your website. You can also click on the image to get the full size and share on social media.

Family Reading Experience Infographic

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Sample Social Media Messages

Facebook

  • Nearly 40% of parents say their child does not spend enough time reading for fun. Today, I’m taking the PTA’s Family Reading Challenge blog party to get kids reading! #FamiliesRead http://bit.ly/1DFnqL1
  • Books become even more magical when families read together. Today, I’m joining the PTA’s Family Reading Challenge blog party to get kids reading!  #FamiliesRead http://bit.ly/1DFnqL1
  • Some of the best trips are inside the pages of a book. Join me and share the magic of reading with a child this summer. http://bit.ly/1DFnqL1 #FamiliesRead
  • Enjoy that special moment when you discover a book together. Join me and create lasting memories by sharing the joy of reading with a child this summer. http://bit.ly/1DFnqL1 #FamiliesRead
  • Quiet please. We’re reading. Join us and share the magic of reading with a child this summer! http://bit.ly/1DFnqL1 #FamiliesRead

Twitter

  • Join me and get your family reading this summer! Take the PTA Family Reading Challenge. #FamiliesRead http://bit.ly/1DFnqL1
  • Today, I’m joining the PTA Family Reading Challenge blog party to get kids reading! #FamiliesRead http://bit.ly/1DFnqL1
  • We read books before watching movies! Join me and share the joy of reading this summer. http://bit.ly/1DFnqL1 #FamiliesRead
  • You have the power to connect with a child through words. Join @NationalPTA’s Family Reading Challenge! http://bit.ly/1DFnqL1 #FamiliesRead
  • Shhhh. We’re reading. Join us and share the magic of reading with a child this summer. http://bit.ly/1DFnqL1 #FamiliesRead