At the beginning of the Summer, I asked you guys to take the Summer Reading Challenge with PBS Kids and iVillage. Do you remember that? Or has all the fun filled vacation memories filled up your head? Well, the challenge has, officially, ended this week, but that doesn’t mean Summer Reading has to end, right? I mean, we have FOUR more weeks until school starts here so there is PLENTY of time for lazy Summer days in the air conditioning with a good book.
Or…. better yet? Invite some of your child’s friends over and grab up fun age-appropriate workbooks to brush up writing, reading, and math skills for the coming school year. Speaking of “brushing”, I’ve also found that it’s the perfect time to schedule the kids Dentist appointments and talk to them about the important of good oral hygiene. Maybe even let them pick out their very own fun toothbrush for the coming year? I think so.
Okay, so we kicked off the Summer with a Reading Party. I just realized I never shared pictures from that party. Wanna see all the fun we had to encourage our kids to read read read? Well, before I let you in, I want to give a BIG thank you to our sponsors: PBS Kids and iVillage, Carson-Dellosa, and SunStar GUM. They sent us some REALLY great products to share with our guests including, books, flashcards, bracelets, toothbrushes, workbooks, and SO much more.
Okay, so we had a great time at the party, with a HUGE MadLibs activity, great snacks, and fun games. Our guests got to go home with PBS Kids themed products like Martha Speaks books, Scholastic bracelets, bookmarks, temporary tattoos, and more! WE EVEN had enough left over to donate to an area school and local charity.
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Another one of our Summer Reading Sponsors, Carson-Dellosa went OVER and BEYOND with the items they sent for our guests. With Summer Bridge flashcards, workbooks, and activities, it was enough to keep us quite busy and our brains quite ready for Summer Learning. The fun part? We got to check out the Guinness Book of World Record Flashcards and learn all kinds of fun quirky facts.
While the party was, definitely, about reading and learning over the Summer, I thought it be important to reiterate the importance of oral hygiene. If your kids are anything like MY kids they slack off a bit on remember to brush. SunStar GUM has the COOLEST Crayola toothbrushes for kids right now, in all kinds of Crayola colors and they light up to show your kids how long to brush. Pair it with their Crayola Flossers and you’ve got some PURDY happy kids. Check it out:
Later this week, I’ll bring you an in-depth view of our Carson-Dellosa and SunStar GUM products, but today? I want to know what you guys have been doing to keep your kids excited about learning over the Summer? All ideas posted in the commented, submitted via email, or on our FB Page will go into one BIG post at the end of the Summer.
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