Tuesday, March 03, 2009
LeapFrog TAG Makes Reading Fun
Do you read with your kids? We sure do, and have since they were in utero. Wanting them to learn the joys (as well as necessities) of reading, we have and continue to be avid readers with them. Now that my daughter is in kindergarten I can say that our time spent reading has paid off. She's reading at second grade level, taking an AG Poetry Class and has been known to curl up on the couch with her "Daring Book for Girls" or poetry by Carl Sandburg. Now we get to focus on reading with Dylan, who's just two but already loves his books.
LeapFrog also realizes the importance of reading with children starting at an early age. They have launched 1 Million Reading Hours in conjunction with the NEA's National Reading Month, to bring attention to literacy and to encourage families to make time to read together. Just log on, sign up and make a pledge to spend time reading with your child each day. Even as little as ten minutes can have an impact on their lives and make a difference for their future. By pledging to read with your child at least 10 minutes a day you can contribute to the national goal of 1 million reading hours committed, as well as reinforce the importance of shared reading time in your own family. All participants will receive special rewards and offers.
The LeapFrog® Tag Reading System is a wonderful way to introduce children ages 4-8 to reading and empowers them to read on their own. We gave my niece one for Christmas and included two of her favorite books, Kung Fu Panda and Chick-a Chick-a Boom Boom. Her birthday was in January and we added Olivia and The Little Engine that Could to her collection. My sister told me she couldn't wait to get started with them and now loves to spend time reading.
To help LeapFrog kick off their 1 million reading hours campaign, we're giving away a LeapFrog® Tag Reading System, along with 5 books for personal use and 10 books donated to your local library. To enter, leave us a comment and let us know how much time you've pledged in the 1 Million Reading Hours campaign. The deadline is March 31, 2009.