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.
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!