Having taught Kindergarten and 1st grade back in the day, I learned early on how much children’s literacy meant. I was saddened that some children entered school without having been read to and often not knowing how to hold a book properly. Now that I have 3 kids who are all in school (one just having finished Kindergarten), learning to read is so important for our daily lives! Whether it’s simply reading a book, following directions on a recipe, or researching on the internet, understanding the concepts of print is something every child needs. Is children’s literacy important to you?
I hope so because I will be a part of a tweet chat with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) next Wednesday from 6-8 PM EST as they promote their annual campaign with Macy’s, Be Book Smart. Be Book Smart is a national partnership to raise awareness and support of children’s literacy.
Through July 31, 2012, Macy’s customers can give $3 to provide a book for a child and receive a coupon for $10 off a $50 in-store purchase at any Macy’s nationwide. Macy’s will give 100% of every $3 to RIF. Since 2004, Macy’s has played an integral part of helping RIF carry out its mission, raising over $21 million to support children’s literacy. That means millions of free books and resources for children who need them the most.
What You Can Do:
RSVP at http://twtvite.com/bebooksmartparty (you will get an email reminder!)
Follow all the participants:
Tweet using the hashtag #BeBookSmart on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 PM EST – 8 PM EST
Win one of 10 Macy’s $25 Gift Cards!
Let’s chat about children’s literacy and support RIF and Macy’s by getting books into the hands of our children! If you can’t make the party, leave me a question to ask, or comment to share for me below!
As a co-host, I will be compensated for my time.