Monday, March 9, 2009

Win a LeapFrog TAG by Celebrating National Reading Month!

It is not a secret that I love the Leapfrog TAG. LeapFrog sent me one last fall to review. My kids still love it. Quinn in particular tends to carry it around, along with his The Little Engine That Could book. He's probably been responsible for selling more LeapFrog TAG systems in the Maryland suburbs than anyone else.

Now LeapFrog is launching their 1 Million Reading Hours program in conjunction with the NEA's National Reading Month to bring attention to literacy and to encourage families to make time to read together. To participate, go to the 1 Million Reading Hours website and pledge to set aside at least ten minutes a day to read to your child or children. LeapFrog has a goal of reaching a commitment of one million reading hours.

When you sign up, you can print out a coupon for money off Tag books or a TAG reading System at Toys R Us. You can also print out a pledge certificate and an adorable calendar on which you can mark off every day in March that you follow through on your pledge. I pledged 20 minutes a day, which comes to ten hours and 20 minutes this month.


To celebrate National Reading Month, LeapFrog is giving one of my readers a free LeapFrog TAG plus FIVE books to go with it. (LeapFrog will choose the books.) In addition, they will send the winner an expanded-memory LeapFrog School TAG reader and TEN books for the winner to donate to their local library.

How cool would it be to walk into your neighborhood library and hand them that?

To enter, go to the 1 Million Reading Hours site and pledge to read to your kids. Then come back here and let me know how much time you pledged. If you want an extra entry, tweet the contest and then come back and leave a second comment (with a link to your tweet) telling me that you did.

I will be picking a winner through random.org on the last day of National Reading Month on March 31, so make sure to leave your entry comments by midnight EST on Monday, March 30. Make sure you leave me an email address to tell you if you won!

And don't forget, reading to your kids matters, even if it's not National Reading Month, and even if you don't win a LeapFrog TAG. Reading with your kids helps them learn, helps them grow to love books, and can give you some quality cuddling time with them.

Happy reading!

It's come to my attention that no one knows how to link to a tweet. Go to your profile, find the particular tweet you're looking for, click on the "6 minutes ago" or "2 hours ago" or whatever, and it will take you to a page showing only that tweet. There's your link!

89 comments:

jodifur said...

I pledged 20 minutes a day. we read every night at bedtime and if I add one more book a day that should be easy.

Michael would love this!

jodifur said...

I tweeted the contest

I have no idea how to leave a link to a tweet but heres my page

http://twitter.com/jodifur

and heres the tweet-

RT @Stimey: Read to your kids and win a LeapFrog TAG at Things and Stuff Reviews! http://bit.ly/BrVzC

I hope that counts

melanie said...

we pledged to read 25 minutes a day. we'll see how it goes!

Tech Savvy Mama said...

I'm not entering but just stopping by to say that I love that picture of Quinn!

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

Sign me up! We pledged 30 minutes a day. I think we did 30 minutes today. I don't count the minutes but we just read lots of books until my mouth is dry!

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

Not sure how to link to my tweet, but I'm @thienkim. just did it!

The Goldstons said...

I pledged 20 minutes a day - I would hope that between the 3 girls I could do that and sometimes more. This is great!

Mama Echo said...

Because the girls don't need/want me to read to them (they do it on their own now), I just did the 10 min. a day with Jonathan. Count me in the contest. Jonathan would love that LeapFrog TAG!!

Feener said...

i pledged 30 minutes a day ..........

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, do I have to pledge to enter? I want the leapster but am scared of big brother...(note the anonymous comment).I'm going to have to re-read the blog post.
L

Anonymous said...

FINE. I entered. I didn't give my e-mail though. HAHA Big Brother. Sneaky advertisers. Find me now...
L

P.S. Stimey-- you might not want to advertise your friendship with crazy friend L. You may lose readers.

Herbal Tonya here said...

Hi
Sign us up!
I pledged 20 mins a day! Presently we are reading Finn Family Moomintroll..what a great beginner chapt book. A great read to for 5-6 year olds. Anyone else reading chpt books to your 5-6 year old..what do you recommend?

BananaBlueberry said...

I just pledged 30 minutes a day !!!!

Good stuff :)

Gwendolyn B. said...

I just pledged 30 minutes a day! This is a great giveaway -- thanks for the chance!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I don't really have this Twitter thing worked out, but here's my post!
RT @Stimey: Read to your kids and win a LeapFrog TAG at Things and Stuff Reviews! http://bit.ly/BrVzC

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Sue at nobaddays said...

I pledged to read 20 min. a day with Tau (3 1/2) and crossing my fingers ... he is just starting to read and LOVES Leap Frog!

walsh_sue at sbcglobal dot net

Steph said...

I pledged 20 minutes a day. My kids love books, so it's an easy task! Thanks!

Steph said...

Twittered

http://www.twitter.com/ms0812

ms0812Steph is entering to win a LeapFrog Tag. You can too! http://tinyurl.com/d29ufd

Melissa said...

I pledged 20 minutes a day. Thanks for the chance!

The Dreamer said...

20 minutes a day!

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

millaa said...

I pledged for 10 mins per day.

millaa said...

Tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/comefollowme/status/1312301761

moushka said...

I already read 30 minutes a day to my 3yo daughter, I just made it official.

Since my 6yo daughter loves reading I also pledged her to 10 minutes a day (beyond homework reading).

Stimey said...

@Herbal Tonya: I love the Magic Tree House books for my 5-7 year olds. They love them!

NadJen said...

I pledged to read to my son 20 minutes every day. Thanks for the chance!

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

Me and my son LOVE to read together and I have pledged to read to him for 30 minutes a day.
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/status/1313112013
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Kristina said...

I pledged 30 minutes a day. We read every night before bed and most days my daughter will go pick out books for me to read to her, just because she wants to! I love that she will decide when she wants to read and that she loves it so much!

makeetis said...

I pledged for 20 minutes a day. I usually do more than that with my kids but I know for sure I do at least 20 minutes.
brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

heaventrees said...

I pledged to read 5 hrs 10 min with Nicki. Thanks for the chance at a Leapfrog.

Me said...

I pledge to read 20 minutes a day. Between the two kids, that should be manageable. Assuming, of course, the little one will stop eating the book long enough to look at the pictures...

one frugal lady said...

I pledged to read 30 minutes a day!

Patti L said...

i pledged 30 minutes.
Thx,
PTLalley (at) aol (dot)com

mailmichal said...

I pledged to read 20 minutes a day. Should be a cinch since we read all the time around here.

threemoonbabies said...

I pledged to read 30 minutes a day to my 3 kids. My kids would love the LeapFrog TAG!!! We are keeping our fingers crossed!
dalghouse at sbcglobal dot net

ShallowGal said...

I pledged 20 minutes a day. We already have one (and LOVE it) but were going to buy another one for Eli's little friend who was just diagnosed with Leukemia. Perfect thing for his long chemo traetments!

xoxo, SG

Pam said...

Hi! Not entering as my two (6 & 8) read already, but dropping in to give a howdy and to say that I think Leapfrog is great... especially the videos. My goodness, talk about bang for the buck. Word Factory and Letter Factory really work.

Regards,
Pam
BooksforKids-reviews

MJ said...

I pledged 30 minutes a day.

MJ said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/1324206243

Brimful Curiosities said...

We already read each day and easily log 30 minutes a day, so my pledge was for 30 minutes. I expect we will go over. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

I pledge pledged to read 10 hrs 20 min with KLC (my 3 kiddos). We already read daily for the school's program :)

YZgirl4 said...

I pledged 30 minutes a day to my daughters, 5 months old and 2 years old.


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

I pledged 20 minutes a day and I am having so much fun reading to my 2 little guys!

onlycancan ta hotmail tod com

Kelly said...

I pledged 30 minutes for each kid (2). What a generous giveaway

laterbetty[at]gmail[dot]com

Kelly said...

tweet tweet

Wanna chance to win a leapfrog tag system? Check out this review and giveaway http://tinyurl.com/d29ufd

user name: LaterBetty

Mama said...

I pledge 30 minutes which we already do since reading is a part of the nape and bedtime routine.

My daughter would love this system but I think my local library would appreciate it even more!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/slacmc/status/1329874824

Mama said...

Sorry separate comment for the tweet:
http://twitter.com/slacmc/status/1329874824

silverhartgirl said...

i pleaded 20 minutes a day to my son andrew

Chelsey said...

I pledge 20 min a day. We love reading in this house and often read more than 20 min in a day, but with a 2 year old things can get crazy! Thanks for the great giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I tweeted for my first time -- hope I did it right! lol.. https://twitter.com/Yeslech/status/1332502498

noreen said...

I pledged 30 minutes a day. My girls love books.

Chantelle said...

i pledged 30 minutes a day! thank for hosting this giveaway :) chantellesabino at mac dot com

MomOnTheEdge said...

I pledged 30 minutes a day with my kiddos! They love to read so this should be great!

MomOnTheEdge said...

http://twitter.com/rmgm/status/1357932060

Tweeted!

Kate said...

I pledged to read 20 minutes a day to my son & daughter! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I pledged 30 minutes a day. I know I am jumping in kind of late, but would absolutely love to win this giveaway!! I have been eyeing up this Tag System and would love to win one for my sons' birthday next month!! Pick me!!

Heather
Toftness@hotmail.com

Cher said...

Great Giveaway. My 26 month old is finally letting me read to him so I pledged 10 minutes a day to start. I am such a book lover and I can't wait til he actually brings me books to read to him!

Dayna said...

Oh, we already read at least 30 minutes a day to our 3 kids, but I think I could go to 40. We don't watch tv Sunday at 12 through Friday at 5pm - so it's so easy for us to get in reading time!

News Around The Blogs said...

I pledged 30 minutes a day for my daughter.

newsaroundtheblogs at live dot com

Kristina said...

I pledged to read to my kids 20 minutes a day. This is a great giveaway!

sky0fhearts@aim.com

HappyHulets said...

I pledged 20, my kiddos love to read! Crossing my fingers.

jenhulet@comcast.net

Kristin said...

I pledged 20 minutes a day. My son loves to go to the library and pick out books and is very excited to read them when we return home. So this shouldn't too hard to manage!
kristinjarrett at gmail dot com

Buki Family said...

i pledged 10 min with my little man.
sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

I pledged to read 30 minutes per day to my kids!
bs.webster at sbcglobal dot net

Elizabeth said...

I pledged to read 20 minutes a night. My son absolutely loves to read and will cry when I stop!

Thanks so much for this opportunity!
elizabeth.salgado@sbcglobal.net

hugabug1 said...

I pledged 10 minutes a day.
hugabug1@gmail.com

Sarah Elyce said...

I pledged 15 minutes a day.
Thanks!
eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

Jill said...

I pledged to read 30 min a day with my daughter, Alexa :)

Thanks for an Awesome Giveaway!!

chazvgo said...

I pledged to read 30 mins a day to my 2 boys. Thanks :)

Jennifer said...

I pledged 30 minutes a day to my two children. Thanks for a wonderful contest.

Jennifer said...

I tweeted the giveaway (jcampbell3595)

http://twitter.com/jcampbell3595

Things.and Stuff. is hosting a LeapFrog giveaway. http://tinyurl.com/d29ufd

The Jacobsen Family! said...

I pledged at least 10 min a day for each of my 3 kids! We love to read!
garyandalesha@cox.net

Danielle said...

I pledged 30 minutes a day. We have regular storytime every day and again before bed.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

andrea v said...

i pledged 15 minutes a day. thanks

Malaika said...

I pledged to read 20 minutes a day with my son. My daughters and I could read circles around that number but with my little mister it´s been more of a challenge keeping his interest. Maybe winning some Leapfrog could help? Thanks for the chance.

laikilu@yahoo.com

CC said...

I pledged 30 min/day

MaggieM said...

I really don't qualify for the pledge since my granddaughters don't reside with me, but I would love to win the LeapFrog Tag for them. Their Mom owns and operates a pre-school that I would like to donate the expanded version to. They have real teachers (all certified) and about 50 students, who would really benefit by such a donation. Please consider me even though I can't do the pledge. Thank you

maggie@mannwieler.com

Dina said...

Plegded 30 min daily.

Tj and Amy said...

I pledge 20 min daily. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I tweeted this contest. I don't know how to link but my username is 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Mother Orchid said...
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Mother Orchid said...

I forgot my e-mail address...
30 mins a day with my daughter Olivia!!!!

motherorchidx@yahoo.com

Sharla said...

Reading is really important in our home! We read every night but I don't usually time it. I pledged 20 minutes a day! And I would LOVE To be able to give that prize to our tiny library. That's really why I want to win!!

Sharla said...

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/momnerd/status/1413567695

jceko77 said...

I pledeged 30 minutes a day to my daughters
jceko77@yahoo.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I pledged 30 minutes a day! My daughter will be very pleased with this!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/wastebasket/statuses/1415972289

Elissa said...

I pledged 30 min. a day. We love to read and visit our local library!

elissa at huebert dot org

~~~KnM's Mom~~~ said...

I pledged to read 20 minutes a day to my daughter.