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Getting Kids to Love Books for National Reading Month

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Children reading in a groupMarch may be National Reading Month, but it’s important to focus on reading every month of the year. In addition to setting aside time to read regularly during the day (or night) or visiting your local library and bookstore, consider subscribing to the Book of the Month service offered by

Founded by two moms, GiftLit allows parents to  choose age-appropriate books (all curated by librarians, editors, and other book experts) to be mailed on a monthly basis. Each book arrives with a personalized card and bookplates, and GiftLit also donates 10% of their profits to schools, libraries, and literary organizations.

For more ideas on what books to read, look to the lists of Newbery and Caldecott winners. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate won the 2013 Newbury Medal and This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen won the 2013 Caldecott Medal. Also, make reading fun by downloading alphabet coloring pages and reading animals printables provided by Reading Is Fundamental. Or download this cute poster, “Reading: It’s Our Only Hope,” part of the promotion for the kid-friendly Star Wars book, Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown, and sequel to Darth Vader and Son.


Image: Group of children enjoying reading together via Shutterstock.

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Win a HP Photosmart eStation Printer!

Friday, December 10th, 2010

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Sandy B. of Texas for winning the HP Photosmart eStation Printer!

HP PhotosmartHave you ever wanted an all-in-one printer that went beyond  just printing, copying, scanning, and faxing? Here’s your chance! We’re giving away one free HP Photosmart eStation (valued at $399) to a lucky winner. The new printer is the first of its kind: It has a 7-inch detachable, wireless touchscreen that allows you to browse the internet and print documents from the web, print directly from web apps without a PC, and also print files remotely while them with multiple PCs.  Plus, the new HP Photosmart eStation printer is an ENERGY STAR® qualified product.

What better holiday gift can you give a tech-savvy friend or family member? Post an answer to the question “What’s your favorite holiday memory?” in our comments section from now through December 17.  We’ll choose one winner in a random drawing.  Click here to read the complete contest rules. And Goody luck!

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Free Adorable Animal Valentines

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

And now back to our regularly scheduled V-day kidsfest. If you're looking for cute, cheap Valentine's stuff for the kiddos, look no further than the fabulous (and generous!) Secret Agent Josephine. She posted these printable animal valentines (which are way cuter than the usual drugstore fill-in-a-character-here fare), and they're free to boot! If your kid isn't handing out valentines at school yet, there's also a black and white colorable version. Can grown-ups give out valentines too?

Found via kirtsy.

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