I have always loved reading and began reading with both of my kids when they were only a few months old. I’m grateful that they now share my love of reading and love watching my oldest read books to my youngest now.
To help grow kids’ love of reading at a young age, this fall Cheerios® is once again inviting families to start the day with a nutritious breakfast and a new book. As part of its ongoing commitment to nurturing young bodies and minds and helping families connect by fostering a shared love of reading, Cheerios will provide more than six million children’s books, free inside Cheerios boxes, through its Spoonfuls of Stories® program. Over the past nine years, Cheerios has distributed almost 50 million children’s books in-pack.
As studies have consistently shown, children with greater access to books and other print materials are more successful in school and in life. However, one recent study revealed that in low-income neighborhoods, there is only about one age-appropriate book for every 300 children, a statistic that exposes one of the biggest barriers affecting literacy today – lack of access to books. In an effort to help combat this issue, Cheerios, as part of its Spoonfuls of Stories initiative, will also make a $300,000 financial donation to First Book, an award-winning national nonprofit that helps get books into the hands of children in need. Cheerios has donated more than $3.5 million to First Book over the past nine years.
To promote the Spoonfuls of Stories program, Cheerios (via My Blog Spark) has provided me Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Prize pack. They have also provided me with a prize pack to give away to one lucky winner! The prize pack includes a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, a box of Cheerios and all five of the latest Spoonfuls of Stories books:
-All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon (discusses the many wonderful things a child can encounter in the world as well as the commonalities all the world shares)
-Chaucer’s First Winter by Stephen Krensky (follows a bear named Chaucer, who knows he is supposed to sleep through the winter but feels it’s much more fun to stay up and play)
-Jump! by Scott M. Fischer (chronicles the adventures of a bug, a frog, a cat, a hound, a crocodile, a shark, and a whale, who all love to jump!)
-No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo (a story about a little girl named Tess and her adventures in the library with a boisterous T-Rex)
-The Purple Kangaroo by Michael Ian Black (a vivid and humor-filled story that tricks the reader into thinking about a purple kangaroo)
The giveaway starts today, November 15th, and will end on Monday, November 29th at 11:59 p.m. CT. I will announce the winner on Tuesday, November 30th. The winner will be chosen randomly using random.org.
You will have 24 hours to provide me with your contact information (when you post to enter, you must leave your e-mail address or some other way for me to contact you!).
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Thanks again to Cheerios and MyBlogSpark for this giveaway opportunity! (Please note that although I did receive a prize pack from Cheerios and My Blog Spark, they did not influence my comments in any way. Please refer to my disclosure policy for more information.)
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