Soar with Reading End of Summer Giveaway

Jet Blue Giveaway

You all know that reading is one of our favorite activities in our home. We are blessed with the opportunity to enjoy many fabulous books. One of my greatest passions is to instill a love of reading in kids. While our family is able to enjoy many books, some families are not so fortunate. In low-income neighborhoods, there is an average of one book for every three hundred kids! … [Read more...]

NEW LEGO® Education Kit Get Kids Writing

Lego Writing Kit

I'm so excited to tell you about this today - it's StoryStarter, a new LEGO Education kit to get kids imagining, working together, creating stories, and publishing. Like you, I'm always trying to find new ways to entice kids (mine included) to write. Which is why the LEGO® Education StoryStarter kits make me do a happy dance. Of course, I wish I could give you each one to … [Read more...]

Tri-FACTa Math Facts Game Sweepstakes

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Avoid the dreaded summer slide with this great addition and subtraction math facts game for kids ages six and above, Tri-FACTa. Fact Families Game: Tri-FACTa Players get six number cards. The goal is to play 2 or 3 cards to make a fact family, Players place the cards in the triangle spots on top of the other cards played. So in many cases, the player only needs to play one or … [Read more...]

Learn the Alphabet with Animal Alphabet Friends Books

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Is your child ready to learn the alphabet and letter sounds? You'll love the new Alphabet Animal Friends book series from Newmark Learning. Alphabet Animal Friends help your child master letters and letter sounds with photographs of real objects and animals, playful rhymes, and cute characters. I'm already a fan, and think you will be, too. (Scroll for sweepstakes.) Each … [Read more...]

Disneyland Giveaway for Two

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**This giveaway has ended. Winner has been announced at the bottom of this post.** What would you say if I were to tell you that we are about to offer our readers the BIGGEST GIVEAWAY we've ever done?!? ...as in something that would make you literally JUMP UP & DOWN on your couch when you see it? And YES - that is exactly what you are going to want to do because WE are … [Read more...]

How I Got 1 Million Followers on Pinterest (+Kindle Fire Giveaway)

Pinterest Savvy Kindle Fire Sweepstakes

Mary Prather gained 1,000 followers in one day. Rachel Miller tripled her Pinterest following from 9K to 36K. Amy Mascottincreased her Pinterest following more than 8,000 followers–in only about three weeks. How? With my new book, Pinterest Savvy: How I Got 1 Million+ Followers (Strategies, Plans, and Tips, to Grow Your Business with Pinterest). (You don't need a … [Read more...]

Dot-to-Dots That Will Blow Your Mind (& a Giveaway)

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When I read through Dr. Toy's top 100 best toys, I saw Monkeying Around's Dot to Dot books. I wondered what could make a dot-to-dot book that different than any other dot-to-dot book - enough to win an award? Dot to Dot Books for Big Kids These aren't your preschooler's dot-to-dots. They're the coolest dot to dot pictures you'll ever see designed by David Kalvitis. You … [Read more...]

Reading Different Genres With Kids (& a giveaway!)

New Reading Genre Series from Newmark Learning

Ever since I first read Newmark Learning's books for early readers, I've been a fan. I'm equally impressed with their newest series, Jump Into Genre for grades 2 - 3. It's quality, engaging reading material in different genres. In the widely adopted Common Core Standards, the following genres are required for students: Tall Tales, Fables, Fairy Tales, Pourquoi Tales, … [Read more...]