Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cheerios, Books & a Giftcard Giveaway

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Over the past eight years, Cheerios has given away more than 40 million children’s books by distributing them free inside cereal boxes and has donated $3.2 million to First Book, their non-profit partner, which provides books to children from low-income families. The program is part of Cheerios’ ongoing commitment to helping parents provide their children with a healthy, nutritional and educational foundation.

Beginning this month, Cheerios is again bringing books to the breakfast table, by providing six million children’s books free inside Cheerios boxes. To help spread the word I was sent a great gift package courtesy of Cheerios, including a huge box of Cheerios with a book inside, a copy of each book they are giving away, plus a $25 giftcard to Barnes & Noble!

My children and I have had the pleasure of reading through all 5 of the books! Some are simpler and some have a bit more to them. I have to say my favorite is Ballyhoo Bay (by Judy Sierra) because the pictures in it are so bright and wonderful. These are fairly small paperback books, which makes them great to stick in a purse or diaper bag! My other favorite was Tea for Ruby (by Sarah Ferguson), but it’s a bit girly so my young boys didn’t take to it. The other books are Junkyard Fort (Jon Scieszka), Sleepyhead (by Karma Wilson) and What's Under the Bed? (by Joe Fenton). One more thing to mention about the books is that they also have the words in Spanish on each page, while I think the goal was to reach those who don’t read English I think this could be great for bi-lingual families or those trying to learn Spanish.

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Now do you want to win a package of what you see above? I mean I know you all want that giftcard to get yourself a new book or two right? Well here’s what you have to do….

To enter leave a comment telling me about what story time with your children is like, you can go into great detail or keep it short, if you don’t have kids tell me what you picture it as or if your kids are grown tell how it used to be!

For extra entries (only after doing first entry):

(Leave an extra comment for each thing you do)

1- follow my blog (counts if you already do to)

2-blog about this giveaway and link back here

This contest will end at midnight EST Friday November 13th!

I will pick one winner via random.org to win the prize pack!

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42 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

We are a homeschooling family so we read throughout the day.

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Mami2jcn said...

I'm a new blog follower.

Mami2jcn said...

I blogged about this:

http://grand-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/10/cheerios-spoonfuls-of-stories-gift-pack.html

Grace said...

Since I have 5 kids of very different ages I read to the 2 youngest and then I read to the middle one and have him read it back to me then I let the older 2 read to me.

E @ Scottsville said...

Well, my kids absolutely loved story time when they were smaller. We had a HUGE Dr. Seuss collection (still do) and every night the boys would pick out something new. Sadly our first two got way more stories than our younger two. I took more time with two than when I had four. *sigh*

Happy Friday Erica!

And no, I never wanted to make my TV Debut in a bikini --- but I didn't. I've been on TV a few times before, so ha! =0)

wmmahaney said...

Storytime is snuggle up together on the couch to read a story. It might be a favorite or a new find from the library, but it is a favorite time of mine.
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Amanda said...

What a neat thing this is!!

Story time with my boys is tough... they do NOT sit still!! Usually its bed time when I can make then stay in bed. :)

God bless-
Amanda

Doreen said...

I don't have kids yet but I picture cuddling with them reading to/with them while they are in bed. It would be a nice time of closeness and sharing the importance of reading together.

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Doreen said...

Following your bloggy!

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Doreen said...

I blogged too! Thanks for the chance to win! :) http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/11/cheerios-prize-pack.html

Julie said...

When my kids were younger,each child would pick a story for me to read to them.We are a family who love to read

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I follow your blog

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JC said...

My kids love story time, they'd hurry us to get together and pick their book-of-the-night.

JC said...

I'm a follower.

JC said...

http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/11/giveaway-in-need-of-mercy.html blogged.

denise said...

Since they were babies, we have read at nap and bedtime. They will not sleep without reading at least three books. We also read for about an hour or two throughout the day. I would love to add these books to our collection.

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

Storytime is at naptime and bedtime for us. My youngest son has a big laundry basket (I need to get him a bookshelf) next to his bed, filled with books. He picks out the one he wants my husband or I to read. It's such a relaxing time and a great way to wind down before bedtime.

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

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clallen said...

for us, story time is at bed time. we like to read in bed right before i tuck my daughter in. clallen at ntin dot net

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Dolphin Girl said...

I will read when my kids want to. Also we have story time each night before bed, each child gets to pick a book to be read.

Staci said...

We read off and on throughout the day, but we have a set routine at bedtime. My 5 year old chooses 2 books to read to me and then I read 2 different ones to him (usually more difficult ones), but I let him help with the words he recognizes. He loves it!
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Staci said...

I'm now following your blog. Thanks!
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Mrs4444 said...

Following!

Mrs4444 said...

Gone are the days of storytimes with my kids (they're in high school now), but I have instilled the love of books in them. Our favorite from long ago was...can't pick one. We did love Sandra Boynton books.

And we love Cheerios, too! :)

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh, and by the way - of COURSE I follow!

Joyce said...

Storytime was always right before bedtime after the kids are in their PJ's. My favorite part of story time was the cuddling. My kids can read for themselves now so we don't have a nightly storytime anymore.

Joyce said...

now following you.

Janet and Maya said...

We love storytime! My daughter enjoys books - I'm so relieved because I've always loved to read and so I'm glad she does too. We don't have a ritual, we read anytime, anyplace. I usually let her choose the book.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

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Janet and Maya said...

I'm a new follower!
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Janet and Maya said...

I blogged here http://giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/10/ends-111309.html
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Winning Readings said...

Storytime is always a matter of "read it again!" or "one more, one more!"...

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Winning Readings said...

I follow!

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Winning Readings said...

And we posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/cheerios-spoonfuls-of-stories-pack_10.html

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Cocoa Lover said...

I would read to my kids often. But our special routine was if they got ready for bed and got right into bed, they could stay up later reading in bed. They loved this.

plb8156 said...

I have 5 kids of various ages but everyone is invited to storytime. We sit in the living roo & I read aloud to them. I just love reading some of the old Grimms Fairy tales. I also sometimes read chapter books & read a little each day :) They love it!
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plb8156 said...

I follow your blog
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Deb K said...

When my grandchildren spend the night they get to pick out a book that we read together at bedtime :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Deb K said...

I follow you with Google

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pippirose said...

Storytime used to happen anytime...during the day...and every night before bed. It was my favourite time to spend with my kids.
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pippirose said...

I follow your blog.

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