Another VTech V.Reader Giveaway! Ends FRIDAY!!

11:40 PM Posted by Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma





My boys have really been enjoying their VTech V.Reader, Benji especially. (If you missed my first post about the V.Reader you can check it out here) He is five and just really getting into this whole reading thing. Being that my boys are so competitive its not a secret that Benji really wants to know how to read because he is feeling left out of something that his big brother can do. One reason that the V.Reader is seeing so much use is that it lets Benji feel like he has cracked the reading code. Obviously he knows that he's not reading like his brother does but it really helps boost his confidence and I love to see him so excited to be a part of it.

One thing that really excites me about the V.Reader is the story mode. Benji has a speech delay and it is a huge worry for me that he will have trouble learning to read because he sounds out words differently than he should. When you sound words out incorrectly it can lead to trouble not only with reading but spelling as well. In story mode he can look at the words and hear them being read to him at the same time. I also love that in game mode he can learn to spell some of the key words used in the story too.

I went upstairs to check on the boys after I sent them to bed and snapped this cute photo of Benji, sneaking in some extra time with his V.Reader.




How Do You Encourage You Kids To Read?


VTech is asking parents to encourage their children to read as much as they can this summer by taking the VTech Summer Reading Pledge. VTech will be giving away a Vtech V.Reader to the first 100 moms or dads to sign up for the pledge!


What We Do To Encourage Reading at Our House


  • We have a calendar that we mark off each day that the kids spend time reading. If they have read every day for the entire month they are rewarded with a family trip to Chuck E. Cheese.
  • Oscar is really motivated by chapter books, because it sounds cooler, so we like to make fun paper bookmarks for him to mark the pages where he leaves off.
  • Oscar reads to his little brothers to be a good role model for them. The younger ones want to do whatever the older one is doing so that in itself is a great motivator.
  • When driving around I like to point out signs for Oscar to read or ask Benji to recognize letters that are in his name.

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If you missed out on last weeks VTech V.Reader giveaway you are in luck! One lucky Pretty Pink Momma reader will have a shot at winning one this week too! This is a very short giveaway so you gotta be in it to win it!


One lucky Pretty Pink Momma reader will win their choice of a pink or blue VTech V.Reader and one surprise animated story cartridge! ARV $80



How To Enter: Comment on this post and tell me one of your tips that you use to encourage your children to read. Giveaway open to US Only



Congratulations to Mom Caboodle!

As an added bonus I will be selecting what I think are the five best tips and pass them along to the folks at VTech, who are compiling the The Ultimate Tip List For Encouraging Our Kids to Read. One of the contributors to the tip list will be awarded a VTech V.Reader and 3 animated stories! I know that your excited now!



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Good Luck to all that enter! This giveaway is open until Friday July 23rd, 11:59 PM PST. One winner will be chosen using the Truly Random Number Generator widget located in the footer. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.




Kimberly
*I share my 100% honest thoughts and opinions in all posts. I am a member of the VTech Voices Community and wrote this post as part of a blog campaign hosted by The Motherhood and sponsored by VTech. For my time and participation in I was provided a stipend as well as a VTech V.Reader and related products. Please refer to my disclosure policy or email me if you have any questions.*
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  1. slb3334 said...

    We go to the summer reading program at the library.

  2. Jackie said...

    My tip is to take them to the library as often as possible. Let them choose their own books, and when they are finished reading, head back to the library for new books. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  3. Jackie said...

    I subscribe via email #1
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  4. Jackie said...

    I subscribe via email #2
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    I subscribe via email #5
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  8. Jackie said...

    I subscribe via email #6
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  9. Jackie said...

    Another tip: Check for reading incentive programs in your area. We have a bank that will deposit $10 into a child's account when they read ten books. #1
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  10. Jackie said...

    Another tip: Check for reading incentive programs in your area. We have a bank that will deposit $10 into a child's account when they read ten books. #2
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  11. L Guillen said...

    I am blessed, my 6 yr old loves to read. She reads to me while I am working at home.

  12. Anonymous said...

    My reading tip is for parents to model the behavior. I love to read and do so whenever I get the chance – not just after the kids go to bed. I think it is good for the kids to see me reading, when they see me they ask what my book is about and often go and grab a book and join me!
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

  13. Anonymous said...

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  27. Anonymous said...

    Another way I encourage my children to read is by having books throughout the house. Instead of simply having the children’s books on shelves in their bedrooms, we have books in their rooms, in the playroom, in our living room, and even our bedroom. I’m constantly surprised to see who has grabbed which book and is flipping through it. Now that my oldest son can read on his own, I will see him sitting from time to time reading favorite books from his younger days that we have left out for his little brother.
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  28. Anonymous said...

    Another way I encourage my children to read is by having books throughout the house. Instead of simply having the children’s books on shelves in their bedrooms, we have books in their rooms, in the playroom, in our living room, and even our bedroom. I’m constantly surprised to see who has grabbed which book and is flipping through it. Now that my oldest son can read on his own, I will see him sitting from time to time reading favorite books from his younger days that we have left out for his little brother.
    #2
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

  29. Anonymous said...

    I also keep a small bag of books in the car that I change from time to time. With the number of swim lessons, baseball games, dance classes and so on that we go to, I am always waiting with one of my children for another to finish practice. Having a bag of books on hand helps pass the time and encourage them to read while we’re out.
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  30. Anonymous said...

    I also keep a small bag of books in the car that I change from time to time. With the number of swim lessons, baseball games, dance classes and so on that we go to, I am always waiting with one of my children for another to finish practice. Having a bag of books on hand helps pass the time and encourage them to read while we’re out.
    #2
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  31. Angela said...

    We go to the library every week and I keep books in the car for my son as well. We always read before bed as well! Sometimes we set up a blanket under a tree in our backyard and we both read. I think it sets a good example for my son to see I like reading too!
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  32. Angela said...

    I subscribe via email. #1
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  33. Angela said...

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  38. Heather said...

    I allow my children to choose their genre/topics to read. I remember my mom giving me books to read and when the topic didn't interest me, it was drudgery.

  39. Heather said...

    For older kids, read the same book as them and make it a "book club". Discuss it, make a night of it with snacks etc.

    entry #1

  40. Heather said...

    For older kids, read the same book as them and make it a "book club". Discuss it, make a night of it with snacks etc.

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  41. Heather said...

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  54. Heather said...

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  57. Heather said...

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  60. Anonymous said...

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  61. Heather said...

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  62. Heather said...

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  63. Anonymous said...

    RT you last tweet #2
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  64. Heather said...

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  65. Heather said...

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  66. Heather said...

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  67. Heather said...

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  68. Steph said...

    I encourage my kids to read by provding a large selection of books that they can get to without assistance. Whenever they want to read they just grab one from the stack in my room.

  69. Heather said...

    I'm not sure how the url works for retweets... I retweeted and went to copy the url and got this
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    My page is http://www.twitter.com/ourkidsmom

  70. Steph said...

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  71. Steph said...

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  73. Melissa said...

    If my kids are into a particular subject (my oldest was stuck on firetrucks, firemen for a while), I search our library’s site for books on that subject. That way, they’re reading (listening) to a story they’re interested in and I’m happy they’re reading.
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  74. Steph said...

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  75. Steph said...

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  77. Melissa said...

    I'm a member of Vtech Club. # 1
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  78. Melissa said...

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  80. Smarti said...

    Great post with awesome ideas that I will borrow. To encourage reading at my house, I lead by example. I read a lot so my kids naturally want to do that too.
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

  81. Smarti said...

    We subscribe to kids magazines. They get so excited when the see the magazine in the mail.

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  82. Smarti said...

    We subscribe to kids magazines. They get so excited when the see the magazine in the mail.

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  83. Smarti said...

    Sign up for summer reading programs at your local library.

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  84. Smarti said...

    Sign up for summer reading programs at your local library.

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  85. Smarti said...

    Sign your child up for their own library card. At my library the kids cards are cute with fun designs- my son got his when he was 3. Then every week we go to the library and he gets to choose books for himself.

    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

  86. Smarti said...

    Sign your child up for their own library card. At my library the kids cards are cute with fun designs- my son got his when he was 3. Then every week we go to the library and he gets to choose books for himself.

    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

  87. Smarti said...

    I added the VTech V.Reader circle to my favorites on The Motherhood
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  88. Smarti said...

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  89. Smarti said...

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  90. Smarti said...

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  91. Smarti said...

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  92. Smarti said...

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  97. Smarti said...

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  99. Smarti said...

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  100. Smarti said...

    I posted the giveaway on Vtech Toys FB wall.

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  101. Smarti said...

    I posted the giveaway on Vtech Toys FB wall.

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  102. Smarti said...

    I follow vtech on twitter

  103. Smarti said...

    I follow both as rsmc1 and tweeted
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  104. Smarti said...

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  111. Heather M said...

    We have books in every room of the house. She has a bookshelf in her room and in the playroom. We have about 5 books on our nightstand. We have them in the living room and a couple on the kitchen table. She loves to read and these are great places for it.

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  112. Heather M said...

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  115. Alazrielle said...

    When my son reads an educational book (i.e one about dinosaurs, science, history, etc.), we take a field trip when he finishes it. We go to the science museum, police department, or wherever is relevant to what he's just read. That way, he gets to apply what he's learned and he has a great time. It also gives us great mommy son time.

  116. Lynnae said...

    I posted on Facebook #1

  117. Lynnae said...

    I posted on Facebook vtech wall #2

  118. Lynnae said...

    I posted on Facebook vtech wall #3

  119. tarastidbits said...

    we do a daily read! we got to the library and the kids pick out their books. then after lunch we have quiet time where they each read a little bit from their book outload every day.

  120. Lynnae said...

    Facebook Fan of both :-) #1

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  123. Anonymous said...

    It is so hard to get my son to read in the summer and I think this would be so awsome for him and maybe he would enjoy reading more!!

  124. Lynnae said...

    We do the summer reading programs at books stores and they earn a free book and encourages reading

  125. see above said...

    I 'race' my son through his favorite books (of which we have 2 copies) and he loves it! I even let him win most of the time... that makes him so proud of himself.

  126. Anonymous said...

    We encourage reading by rotating our books. Rather than have all the books out at once, we have two crates of books out, and every few months, we rotate the books, keeping only a few favorites and bringing in ones that had previously been taken out. The kids are excited to see old favorites and ones they didn't remember. "New" book day is so much fun!
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  127. Anonymous said...

    I'm a VTech Club member! entry 1
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  128. Anonymous said...

    I'm a VTech Club member! entry 2
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  129. Anonymous said...

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    I'm a VTech Club member! entry 4
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  131. Anonymous said...

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  132. Anonymous said...

    I posted on VTech Toys Facebook Wall! entry 1
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  133. Anonymous said...

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  134. Anonymous said...

    I posted on VTech Toys Facebook Wall! entry 3
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  135. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - we have a stack of 100 sight words, and the kids try for a "personal best" when they're learning to read. We count how many they get right each time, and they get excited their scores increasing. entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  136. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - we have a stack of 100 sight words, and the kids try for a "personal best" when they're learning to read. We count how many they get right each time, and they get excited their scores increasing. entry 2
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  137. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - we write stories with the kids, one word at a time. I write one word, then they write one word, and back and forth until we have an entire story that we wrote together. The kids love this one -- it combines reading and writing with 1-on-1 time with mama! entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  138. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - we write stories with the kids, one word at a time. I write one word, then they write one word, and back and forth until we have an entire story that we wrote together. The kids love this one -- it combines reading and writing with 1-on-1 time with mama! entry 2
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  139. Molly K said...

    We go to the library every week and I let the kids pick out their own books. We keep it fun by having a theme each week. One week is was Firetrucks since we had just seen firetrucks in a parade, one week it was camping since we were just about to go on a camping trip. They have a lot of fun and learn more about what we are currently seeing and doing in our lives.

  140. Molly K said...

    I signed up for Club VTech #1

  141. Molly K said...

    I signed up for Club VTech #2

  142. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - the kids each pick a book that my husband reads a few pages of as he tucks them in at night. This is great because they have to remember what was read on previous nights, and they get a few minutes of reading time with Daddy every night. entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  143. Molly K said...

    I signed up for Club VTech #3

  144. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - the kids each pick a book that my husband reads a few pages of as he tucks them in at night. This is great because they have to remember what was read on previous nights, and they get a few minutes of reading time with Daddy every night. entry 2
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  145. Molly K said...

    I signed up for Club VTech #4

  146. Molly K said...

    I signed up for Club VTech #5

  147. Molly K said...

    I subscribe via email #1

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    I subscribe via email #2

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    I subscribe via email #3

  150. Molly K said...

    I subscribe via email #4

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    I subscribe via email #5

  152. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - we go on "book searches" at our local thrift stores, like a treasure hunt. If the kids find good, quality books that they will read, we buy them. They like that they found the books themselves, and are excited to read them so that we can go back and search for more! The books are inexpensive, add to our library, and get passed down to the younger children in the family. entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  153. Molly K said...

    I subscribe via email #6

  154. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - we go on "book searches" at our local thrift stores, like a treasure hunt. If the kids find good, quality books that they will read, we buy them. They like that they found the books themselves, and are excited to read them so that we can go back and search for more! The books are inexpensive, add to our library, and get passed down to the younger children in the family. entry 2
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  155. Molly K said...

    I follow you both on twitter as tomandmollyk and tweeted: http://twitter.com/tomandmollyk/status/19266348270 #1

  156. Molly K said...

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  158. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - order from the book club magazines! We always order from the Scholastic Book Club magazines that the kids bring home from school. There are club magazines from preschoolers, too. For some reason, books are special when they get them at school! entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  159. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - order from the book club magazines! We always order from the Scholastic Book Club magazines that the kids bring home from school. There are club magazines from preschoolers, too. For some reason, books are special when they get them at school! entry 2
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  160. Anonymous said...

    We join the reading program at the local library in the summer. My boys LOVE it and get little prizes (sticker..) for reading each week!

    Brandtsurveys@gmail.com

  161. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - during the summer, we are outside a lot doing active play. Fall at our house is a time to re-discover some favorite things, including books. We always create a "reading corner" in the fall with bean bags and pillows and blankets so the kids can cozy down in a special place with their books and enjoy quiet reading on a rainy day! entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  162. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - during the summer, we are outside a lot doing active play. Fall at our house is a time to re-discover some favorite things, including books. We always create a "reading corner" in the fall with bean bags and pillows and blankets so the kids can cozy down in a special place with their books and enjoy quiet reading on a rainy day! entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  163. Sylvia said...

    Setting aside a specific time to read to me seems to motivate
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  164. Sylvia said...

    I subscribe by email entry 1
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  165. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - our children are busy, active kids who get up early (!) so they generally nap during the day until about age 5, when reading skills are really taking off. When I start to noice that they are outgrowing the nap, but still need a bit of rest time, we made a reading rest time container. The container has books, dry erase reading workbooks, ABC puzzles, and so forth. The kids are excited to not have to sleep and to have special things to do during "rest time" and they get a lot of practice with their reading skills! entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  166. Sylvia said...

    I subscribe by email entry 2
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  167. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - our children are busy, active kids who get up early (!) so they generally nap during the day until about age 5, when reading skills are really taking off. When I start to noice that they are outgrowing the nap, but still need a bit of rest time, we made a reading rest time container. The container has books, dry erase reading workbooks, ABC puzzles, and so forth. The kids are excited to not have to sleep and to have special things to do during "rest time" and they get a lot of practice with their reading skills! entry 2
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  168. Sylvia said...

    I subscribe by email entry 3
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  169. Sylvia said...

    I subscribe by email entry 4
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  170. Sylvia said...

    I subscribe by email entry 5
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  171. Sylvia said...

    I subscribe by email entry 6
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  172. Love comma Ashlee said...

    I've found that the best way to get my kids interested in reading is to read myself. When Aiden sees me reading he gets more interested in his own books and asks me to read one to him.

    LoveCommaAshlee (at) gmail (dot) com

  173. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - when we go on a walk, we'll pick a letter of the alphabet, and search for things on our walk that begin with that letter. We all get exercise, and the kids get reading skills practice! entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  174. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - when we go on a walk, we'll pick a letter of the alphabet, and search for things on our walk that begin with that letter. We all get exercise, and the kids get reading skills practice! entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  175. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - let the kids make out the grocery list! Not only do they get practice with phonics, but the list is so incredibly cute! Grocery shopping is just more fun when you're reading your child's writing! entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  176. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - let the kids make out the grocery list! Not only do they get practice with phonics, but the list is so incredibly cute! Grocery shopping is just more fun when you're reading your child's writing! entry 2
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  177. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - label your child's things. You'd be surprised at what a child will pick up on his/her own. If you label things, such as the crayon box, the toy containers, the shelves in the closet, kids will learn that crayons go in the box marked "crayons," and will associate the letters on the label with the words. The more they are exposed to reading, the better they are at it, even if you're not "teaching" them, but letting them learn on their own. Don't underestimate a child's ability to figure things out! entry 1
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  178. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - label your child's things. You'd be surprised at what a child will pick up on his/her own. If you label things, such as the crayon box, the toy containers, the shelves in the closet, kids will learn that crayons go in the box marked "crayons," and will associate the letters on the label with the words. The more they are exposed to reading, the better they are at it, even if you're not "teaching" them, but letting them learn on their own. Don't underestimate a child's ability to figure things out! entry 2
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  179. McKim said...

    We got each child their own library card. They can have up to 10 books checked out at a time, but they have to read the ones they have before they can get new ones. They love checking out books, so they read every day.

  180. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - play memory with words! The kids have to read the words that they turn over...play with letters for younger kids. entry 1
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  181. Anonymous said...

    Reading tip - play memory with words! The kids have to read the words that they turn over...play with letters for younger kids entry 2
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  182. ellie said...

    I take my two boys to the library and let them pick out their own books every week. They just can't wait to get home and read.
    eswright18 at gmail.com

  183. Anonymous said...

    I research topics that my children find interesting at the library, on the internet, and at home. We also discuss a major sports event in the news and follow it in the newspapers. We develop a scrapbook with articles and then discuss them.

    Marion Hecht
    email: mbshinc@comcast.net

  184. Marion Hecht said...

    I research topics that my children find interesting at the library, on the internet, and at home. We also discuss a major sports event in the news and follow it in the newspapers. We develop a scrapbook with articles and then discuss them.

    Marion Hecht
    email: mbshinc@comcast.net

  185. Chisum's Crew said...

    We read fun, silly books together like Stand Back Said the Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  186. Rebecca Graham said...

    We make frequent trips to the library to encourage reading.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  187. Rebecca Graham said...

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  188. Rebecca Graham said...

    Follow you and Vtech on Twitter: rhoneygee
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  189. Rebecca Graham said...

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  190. Marion Hecht said...

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  197. Heather said...

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  198. Andrea said...

    I encourage my oldest nephew to read by telling him he needs to teach his little brother all about life through stories. He is always eager to grab a book off the shelf to read to little Noah. It's so sweet and they both love it!
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