Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Giveaway

To help grow kids’ love of reading at a young age, this fall Cheerios® is once again inviting families to start the day with a nutritious breakfast and a new book. As part of its ongoing commitment to nurturing young bodies and minds and helping families connect by fostering a shared love of reading, Cheerios will provide more than six million children’s books, free inside Cheerios boxes, through its Spoonfuls of Stories® program. Over the past nine years, Cheerios has distributed almost 50 million children’s books in-pack.

This year’s free in-pack book offerings, appropriate for children ages three to eight and written in both English and Spanish, include:
  • All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee, which discusses the many wonderful things a child can encounter in the world as well as the commonalities all the world shares.

  • Chaucer’s First Winter, by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by Henry Cole, follows a bear named Chaucer, who knows he is supposed to sleep through the winter but feels it’s much more fun to stay up and play.

  • Jump!, by Scott M. Fischer, chronicles the adventures of a bug, a frog, a cat, a hound, a crocodile, a shark, and a whale, who all love to jump!

  • No T. Rex in the Library, by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, is a story about a little girl named Tess and her adventures in the library with a boisterous T-Rex.

  • The Purple Kangaroo, by comedian Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Peter Brown, which is a vivid and humor-filled story that tricks the reader into thinking about a purple kangaroo.
As studies have consistently shown, children with greater access to books and other print materials are more successful in school and in life. However, one recent study revealed that in low-income neighborhoods, there is only about one age-appropriate book for every 300 children,* a statistic that exposes one of the biggest barriers affecting literacy today – lack of access to books. In an effort to help combat this issue, Cheerios, as part of its Spoonfuls of Stories initiative, will also make a $300,000 financial donation to First Book, an award-winning national nonprofit that helps get books into the hands of children in need. Cheerios has donated more than $3.5 million to First Book over the past nine years.

To learn more about the Spoonfuls of Stories program or to donate to First Book, visit www.spoonfulsofstories.com beginning November 1.


Giveaway Details:
  1. Mandatory: How often do you read to your children? (this can include nieces and nephews, etc)
  2. Follow me on GFC (new or old follower) +1
  3. Follow me (@lexley) and tweet about this contest (Please link back and include the hash tag #myblogspark and @lexley) +2
  4. Blog about this contest and leave link +3
  5. Take my Button and put it on your blog (please leave link) +3

That's it! Also please remember to use separate entries for each(ie-if it says +2 leave two comments, etc) Good Luck!!!
Contest Ends November 20th

Contest and information provided from Cheerios by MyBlogSpark.com


63 comments:

  1. Hubby and I take turns to read them daily.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  10. i read to my kids everynight before they go to bed.
    my son loves books
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  11. i follow you gfc
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  12. We read books every day to them!
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  13. We are Twitter followers!
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  14. We tweeted!
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  15. We read one book to them before school, and several before bedtime. Every day!
    lesleymitchell52@yahoo.com

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  16. GFC Follower!
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  17. We read 2-6 times a day.
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  18. Follow GFC
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  19. At least once a day, we even have a Cheerios cookbook that is in the rotation!

    colesammom at gmail dot com

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  20. Follower (new)

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  21. We read every week night before bed, and once on Saturdays after we go to the library!

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  26. we try to read everyday, but atleast 4 days a week. mavans@gmail.com

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  27. I read to my children every day -- we love books in our family!

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  28. When my niece was little, I would read to her nearly every time we got together.

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  29. GFC follower (Carol Wolf)

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  30. I read to my kids nightly.

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  31. i read with them almost daily because they always have homework :)

    marci
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  32. follow via GFC :)

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  33. We read three times a day for about 45 minutes each time.

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  34. follow and tweeted #1

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  35. follow and tweeted #2

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  36. Recently I have been reading to my lil' guy multiple times daily. "Once Upon a Potty" has become my favorite book - I am looking for all the help I can get in that department. :)
    Fun giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!
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  37. Following via gfc! (tyson2468)
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  38. Following via twitter @HeidiHMc and tweeted!
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  40. GFC follower =1

    I read to my children every night, sometimes during the day too :)

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  41. I don't have children of my own however, I do work in a School and read to the kids there! :) purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  42. following on twitter & tweeted:http://twitter.com/luvscontests/status/3944966682312706

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  43. following on twitter & tweeted 2: http://twitter.com/luvscontests/status/3944966682312706

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  47. My kids are getting older and more proficient at reading so we only read together once a week and use it as a snuggle and giggle time.

    dazed1821@aol.com
    Christine

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  48. We read almost every night! My kids beg for me to read, but sometimes I'm just not in the mood. But usually we get our 20 minutes in!

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  49. I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

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  50. I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal
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  54. I read her book every night/day:)

    Following your lovely blog and inviting you to add this at http://olahmomma.com/momlounge - a mommy blogger directory and more, where you can also meet more mom bloggers like you.

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    Following us back is deeply appreciated. Thanks and have a great day!

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  55. I read to my son every day.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  56. I am a gfc follower.
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    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  57. Daily...more than once a day!

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  58. Once a day-thanks for the giveaway
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  59. follow your blog
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  60. I read to my foster son every night before he goes to bed.

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  61. I follow your blog.

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