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My twin girls finished Kindergarten this past school year and it is amazing the growth they had, overall, in just one year. One thing we’ve been really happy to see is that they have continued to have a love of books and reading. And with both are reading fluently, I’m so happy every-time they ask to go to the library or bookstore to pick up some new books.
Reading is something we have tried to encourage with our kids. As a former reading teacher, I truly believe that a solid foundation in reading, fluency, and comprehension, can be SO beneficial to academic work – now and beyond.
As we head into back-to-school time, we’ve been reading a lot – and the Kellogg’s® and Scholastic free book program caught my eye! Kellogg’s supports literacy during the back to school season and with one box, of participating promotional products, you can get 1 free book. 1 box = 1 free book….so awesome for kids, teachers, and parents!
There are a plethora of products available, so your back-to-school grocery shopping will definitely help you score free books! Some participating products included Frosted Flakes®, Corn Flakes®, Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Nutri-Grain®, Townhouse Crackers® and Keebler® Cookies. Not only is the promotion amazing, but stocking up on some of these snacks will have you “lunchbox ready.”
I love the on-the-go portability of the Pringles® Snack Stacks and creating favorite breakfasts with Kellogg’s® Eggo® Chocolate Chip Waffles.
My son loves Eggo® Waffles for breakfast – along with a good book!
How To Participate
You can pick up any of these participating products (by 9/30/18) at Target . Take a picture of your receipt(s) with qualifying purchases. Next, login to Kellogg’s Family Rewards® and upload your receipt within 30 days of purchase. You will then get credit to redeem for a book of your choice to keep or donate! You just need to make sure you redeem by 12/18/18 and there is a limit of 10 books per participant.
With FREE books, get inspired to find the everyday learning opportunities with your children. Just a short time reading together can help kids develop a love of reading early-on. We always encourage reading together and independently, too. If you’re looking for some suggestions on how best to help your child think more about the text they read – check out these questions that you can ask your child after reading to really help them think more critically about the text. You can tailor these questions down by age, too. The main idea can be great for younger or older children alike.
Questions for Reading:
- Who were the characters? What were they like?
- How did the story make you feel?
- Does the book make you think of another book you’ve read? Or story you’ve heard?
- What was your favorite part?
- What did you dislike in the story? What did you like about the story?
- Did anything surprise you?
- Was there a problem in the story? Did the characters solve it? How?
- Do you like the title for this story? Why? Can you think of a different title for the story?
Are there parts of the story that could not happen?
…or anything else that gets your child thinking and talking about what they just read. It’s okay if they want to go back and look to be able to answer.
Another great way to share reading and a love of reading with your child is to donate books. I love how you can opt to donate your free book from Kellogg Family Rewards, but if you choose to do so on your own, it can be a great activity.
We regularly donate to a women’s shelter in Somerset County, New Jersey. Women and their children are displaced and live in the shelter until they have a safe place to live. We have regularly donated toys, books and snacks for the kids. With school starting, we filled some backpacks with books, school supplies and snacks and talked about how small acts can make a big difference.