Read for the Record and Win!10:07 PM
While there are days I barely get to my dishes, struggle with getting all my blogging done, and don't get all the kids' school work done, there is one way I measure success as a parent -- can they read? With homeschool becoming increasingly challenging, it's hard to know what they are learning. Reading, however, is a skill that I'm confident -- if learned -- can get them the knowledge they need in any other area.
Walmart has recently teamed up with Jumpstart to help people Read for the Record. What's that? It's an awesome initiative to get everyone reading the same book on the same day -- to set a new record! Here are the details:
October 8th is the day. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the book.
Just pledge to participate (or donate). Then pick up a copy at your local Walmart (only $8) and prepare to help set an amazing record! All net proceeds from the sale of this particular book will go to Jumpstart to help keep kids reading and literacy strong in our communities.
Wanna Win? We are giving away one copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar just in time for you to get in on the challenge! To enter, just comment on this post with your favorite childhood reading memory. Feel free to visit either Walmart's site or the Jumpstart site for some inspiration :) You have until September 20th at 5pm CST to get your entries in. Please leave a way for us to reach you if you win!
Giveaways are subject to complete site rules. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck, and be sure to check out all of our other giveaways!
You can also join the Twitter party September 24th from 8-10 pm CST to be entered to win a copy! Every 100th tweet with the #jumpstart hash tag will win!