Scholastic Study Helps

One of my goals for Amanda this summer was for her to get her multiplication facts down pat. She’s actually always been good in math, but she hates to memorize, so since they’ve been working on multiplication for the last two years, she has resisted the effort it takes to memorize them perfectly. She can figure them out of course, but as you know, she can’t move on to higher math without this skill.

She just started fifth grade, and we’re still working on it, but at least now she understands that she must put forth the effort on her own. She loves being on the computer, even if it’s an “educational game.” That’s why I’m so happy when I find sites like Scholastic StudyJams.

Are your kids ready for back-to-school? Take the StudyJams! Summer Challenge and find out by clicking here:

Did you know that kids who don’t engage their brains during the summer lose academic ground coming into the new school year? Studies show that without ongoing learning activities over the summer, students lose up to two months of math and other subject knowledge during the summer break. It’s a little late for us, since I didn’t find StudyJams! until right before she started school, but I’m making up for lost time now (Everyone knows the first few weeks — or even months — of elementary school is all review anyway).

StudyJams! is an online learning experience for kids in grades 3-6 that explains the most challenging math and science topics through:

* Animated science and math videos that demonstrate concepts in real-world situations, using real-world language
* Step-by-step tutorials that demonstrate ways to solve equations
* Karaoke songs that make it easy to remember the differences between mean, median, and mode, or how to use the scientific method
* An age-appropriate encyclopedia lets kids research topics in real-time as they use the service
* A Jam Studio that let kids create and produce their own downloadable MP3s, providing incentives for students to keep coming back and view more instructional content to gain points

I can’t wait for Amanda to use it throughout this year to enhance her educational experience.

For more information about StudyJams! or to subscribe, visit For more information about Scholastic, visit

Are you trying to regain skills that were lost this summer? Does your child have a weak area in one of the core curriculum areas? We want to help!

  • The grand prize winner will receive One-year Free Subscription to Scholastic StudyJams!, a $25 gift certificate to Scholastic Online Store, and a StudyJams! Karaoke CD.
  • 2 readers will receive a $25 gift certificate to Scholastic Online Store and a StudyJams! Karaoke CD.
  • 2 readers will receive a StudyJams! Karaoke CDs

If you’d like to win (U.S. addresses only), please leave a comment here. We’ll post the winners on Saturday, September 27.


  1. Chondra says

    What a great site! My daughter loves school but Math is the thorn in her side! This site is helping her build her confidence!

  2. says

    We could always do with a little catch up around here and grades 3 to 6 more or less has us covered. Anything ‘on-line’ has a greater chance of success / interest too.

  3. says

    Wow, what a great program. This prize wouldn’t actually be for me, but my beautiful, intelligent niece who could use a little help in the study department. :)

  4. says

    This would be great for math, I am pretty good at math but when I help with homework I think I am making it too easy. I am not sure if I am offering too much help, I feel like maybe I am not letting them figure out enough of it themselves.


  5. says

    This looks like fun! I homeschool my son, and he’ll be starting 3rd grade math around the middle of this year… I’m sure all the other subjects would be helpful too!

  6. Cheryl Larimer says

    Thanks for introducing us to this site. We have grandchildren eight and under and this would be a great gift to share with them.

  7. Rosa Bartolucci says

    This program is great,my daughter is struggling with math and she loves the computer so hopefully this will help her

  8. Marlena U. says

    My little one isn’t old enough to take advantage of the website so count us out for the Grand Prize (I’d rather someone else win who could use it!)…but we’d love a chance for the others prizes of the gift certificate/CD.

  9. says

    My daughter is in 3rd grade and they are introducing multiplication. I can see her resisting memorizing too. In fact, when we started working this summer, she informed me they “couldn’t” be memorized and I had to have my 16 year old show her she knew them. She also LOVES the computer….even if I don’t win, I’ve got to go check this out…

  10. Rosanne Morrison says

    I agree they lose so much over the summer…but I still love summer breaks. This would help with keeping their minds going

  11. Jay French says

    Scholastic has gotten a lot of our book buying business over the years through their school program. This would be nice.

  12. Cindi says

    Hello, I have a niece who is in the third grade and could use study help and motivation. Please enter me in this wonderful “Study Jams” drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

  13. Kristin W says

    I would love to win this for my daughter. She just loves working on the computer. They don’t do enough science by any means and she loves it, so this would not only be helpful in math, but a joy for her in science. I would love to see if they have a school part to, as a teacher, I tutor students in math and this might be helpful.

  14. Valeen says

    This would be wonderful for us! My son has special needs and has a lot of difficulty learning. But he really loves being on the computer and really responds to music! This would help so much!


    Wow! This site is awesome! I’d love to win this for my son! He’s great at reading and spelling but needs a little extra help with math; this would be perfect!

  16. Candie L says

    My 3rd grader loves math. I buy him workbooks above his grade level to challenge him. This would be another educational tool to help improve his scores even more

  17. Sheryl Puchalski says

    My son, Adam, has an enthusiasm towards Science that is contagious. It has led to many family outings to the Science Museum, and sparked an interest in scientific experiments and projects. That is why we feel so badly that Adam is not retaining the facts he learns at school. He has the will — we just need a way. We have tried the library for help, but the books are really hit and miss. Many are completely over his head, while others just don’t pertain to the concepts he is learning at school. That is why Scholastic StudyJams would be a great tool for him. It would allow him to proceed at his own pace, all while learning information that is relevant to the Third Grade. Most of all, it sounds like he’d have a lot of fun while doing it. (What more could you ask for?!)

  18. Rose Fisher says

    I love volunteering my time at my sons school. Even though my son is in 4th grade now, and reading to the class “isn’t cool”. I still like reading to children in lower grades. The teachers love it, because they can finish up last minute things while I read to the children and keep them occupied. Right now, I’m having a difficult time getting my son to do homework. He is smart but he doesn’t like doing homework. It’s such a battle. Thanks for offering this great giveaway! Good luck to all!

  19. Crystal F says

    Wow, this would be great for my third grader! She too needs to memorize her multiplication facts. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  20. Beth Golden says

    As the world becomes more complex it is more important to give our children an excellent education. However, the schools are failing to succeed in their mission and the parents need to make sure their children are doing well in school. These study aides are a great help and I could use it for my girls.

  21. Valerie says

    My 11 year old loves these books. Scholastic company helps her to enjoy reading more.She always has to order one or two everytime, it makes me happy to see great change in her reading habits more..

  22. Catherine KingChuparkoff says

    We support everything Scholastic and just had our first book fair for the year…thanks for going to the computer…my daughter will love this site.

  23. Amy says

    My daughter was chose for a HAART class this year and is having some difficulty with math. This would ease her struggle and make the rest of the year exciting and fun.

  24. Shannon K says

    With 6 children in grades K-4 thru 12th we love this site and use it especially during the summer to keep the kids from forgetting!! Would love to win this prize!!

  25. Cathy S. says

    Here is a free service from that will be great for finding books that interest your children and will be at their reading level. It is called Teacher Book Wizard. Just put in the kinds of interests that your child has and you will get a list of books by reading level that will hit the spot.


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