Read Aloud Challenge
Do you want to improve your family’s reading habits this year? Join me for this FREE challenge during January 2018 and start yourself off on the right foot!
How does the challenge work?
You commit to reading aloud to your children for 10-15 minutes a day, most days of the month of January 2018. When you have read aloud for at least 26 days of the month (because life happens!), come back here to fill out an entry for a chance to win one of the prizes. That’s it! Easy, peasy, right?
What can I read?
Anything your kids are interested in! Books, magazines, blogs, comic books, joke books, newspapers, ebooks, poems. plays, you get the idea! It all counts. The aim of this challenge is to create a positive relationship with the printed word for your child as well as to give the opportunity for you and your child to bond over the experience. Sharing the same reading material automatically gives you something to talk about, something to refer to, something to bring you together.
What if my child knows how to read on their own?
Read to your child anyway. Let them read on their own, certainly, but also find something to read to them. You can take turns reading to each other if they volunteer to do that. Otherwise, you just read to them and let them sit back and enjoy. All of my children are independent readers, two of them teens, and I still read aloud to all of them. We enjoy that time spent together and often refer back to things we have read. It gives us a common ground, a place we can relate to each other.
What if I already read to my child everyday?
That is awesome! Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done! And then join us for the challenge, too. I read aloud to my kids, but sometimes can use a refocus and a new dedication to the practice. Make this challenge your own. Do you want to read for longer periods at a time? More difficult material? Challenge yourself to take your habit to the next level.
What about the prizes?
The biggest prize will be the bonding experience of reading to your child and the memories made. However, I am going to offer some prizes as well to sweeten the pot so to speak. 🙂
Read Aloud pack of two of my favorite family read alouds from Usborne Books & More, Olga da Polga and Nibbles the Book Monster. Retail value is $34.98. One first prize winner will be chosen at random from all of the entries received.
One Shine a Light book of my choice. These books reveal hidden pictures when you shine a flashlight (or other light) behind the pages. They are fun for reading aloud for kids of many ages.Retail value is $12.99. One second prize winner will be chosen at random from all of the entries received.
A phonics reader or a pack of mini books, my choice. Retail value will be around $6. Three to five third prize winners will be chosen at random from all of the entries received. The number of third prize winners will be determined based on number of entries received The more participation, the more prizes will be sent up to a maximum of five third prizes. (Share with your friends and pin this post to encourage more people to join us!)
The Fine Print
Entrants must be legal residents of the United States. Prizes can only be mailed to US addresses.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Winners will be chosen at random from all of the entries received.
There is no purchase necessary to enter.
Participation in this challenge is voluntary and free of charge.
How Do I Enter?
Join my email list by filling out the form below. You will receive a tracking sheet to keep track of your reading throughout the month, so you will want to sign up right away. You will also receive tips, encouragement and more. At the end of the month, I will send you a link to a form to fill out to enter.
On your mark, get set, READ ALOUD!!!
Did you finish the challenge?
Did you read aloud to your kids at least 26 days in January 2018? If so, click here to enter for prizes.