Hopefully you’ll take some time out of the day to share a book (or two) with a loved one, but why not step out of your comfort zone a little this week and try something new? Take your family’s reading up a notch?
Try something a little different as far as literacy is concerned?
How about this as a Read Across America Week gift for teach mama readers: for the whole month of March 2011, if you register to try out Readeo (for free!), you’ll get a your very own hard copy of the book, Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, free. Really!
Our friends at Readeo are ringing in Read Across America week in a super-cool, totally awesome way, and everyone wins. EVERYONE. That’s how much Readeo values literacy and reading.
I am flattered that they’ve chosen to partner with us in this way.
Here’s the skinny:
- Readeo: A combination of video chat and $1500 worth of the best children’s books on the market, Readeo is essentially revolutionizing the way that friends and family can interact with books and connect with each other.
We had a chance to first try out Readeo ourselves last spring, and we initially used it to first have my sisters and their husbands (aaaall the way up in the Keystone State) read to Maddy, Owen, and Cora. Sharing books–and smiles and laughs–over the computer was something that the kids looked forward to and asked for frequently.
As Maddy has grown more comfortable with her own reading, she’s now able to practice her skills by reading to her aunts, grandparents, and friends. Yes, Readeo is super for connecting loved ones across great distances–that’s the truth–but it’s also great when used as a tool for working on fluency, confidence, and decoding. Verrrry cool.
Want the total Readeo package in under two minutes? Watch this:
Sounds great? It is. The way Readeo works is simple–and it’s amazing.
Even if you don’t have friends and family a million miles away (and lucky you if you don’t!), Readeo is a useful tool to use to stay connected with your friends and their families. Only see your college roomie once a year? Get on Readeo and make sure that her little ones know you and your kids so that the next time you get together, the kids have familiar faces and fun memories to share.
Sure, you could Skype, but you know that after a hot second, the kids will run out of the room, totally disinterested. What’s unique about Readeo is that there’s a reason to interact, a common focus: a carefully chosen children’s story with high-quality graphics, real page-turning, and a shared experience. My kids love it, and for the incredibly reasonable price (of $9.99/month, with Guests of Members always allowed to BookChat), the access to dozens and dozens of books (with the library growing every day) is well worth it.
Not to mention, every child–no matter the age– loves to hear a story read. And emerging readers need any opportunity possible to practice their reading skills.
Norman. We totally heart him and so will you.
Do you recognize this little guy? If you don’t, you will very soon. He’ll undoubtedly be one your kids will ask you to make out of Play-doh after you read the story that Readeo will send you after you register.
GIVEAWAY: (Everybody wins!) A copy of Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, by Kelly Bennett AND a free 14-day trial of Readeo!
Do you want your own copy of Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, by Kelly Bennett AND a free 14-day trial of Readeo to celebrate Read Across America week!?
- All you have to do is:
- Create a Member Account here: http://www.readeo.com/s/member
- Put in the word ‘teachmama’ as your coupon
- NO extra entries are needed, but you can most certainly share this post with a friendAND/ ORTweet this: I just scored a free book from @readeo for #readacrossamerica week on @teachmama — http://teachmama.com/?p=1457 #ece #weteach
- For fun, leave a comment sharing your thoughts on/ experience with Readeo!
This free book giveaway ends on March 31, 2011 at midnight ET, but you can absolutely try out Readeo by registering for a free 14-day trial after that!
Talk about a rockin’ Read Across America celebration!! Let’s start reading!!
fyi: I am grateful to have partnered with Readeo for Read Across America Week. This is an unsponsored post; my opinions are all my own, influenced only by my experiences with the product and by the feedback from my family and three kiddos. Readeo has agreed to send one hard copy of Not Norman to every person who registers for a Member Account between March 2 – 9, 2011 and enters the coupon code ‘teachmama’. In my partnership with Readeo (a company I can whole-heartedly stand behind) I will be compensated financially every time the code ‘teachmama’ is entered for the next six months 3/2/11-9/2/11).