Tomorrow kicks off the MeMeTales Readathon, and we are eager to be participating!
I'm excited to be participating for many reasons.
First, my oldest is really taking off with his reading and truly enjoying it. I want to foster this love for reading and am always looking for more resources.
Second, any early childhood educator will tell you that the best way to encourage literacy and instill a love for learning is by reading to your children every single day. This isn't something we should begin once children are school age. Daily reading ideally starts at birth. With the suggested activities for each week I'm excited to include my younger boys in our reading adventures. By participating in the Readathon I will have a reminder to keep up with our daily reading. (All of us mamas understand the need for reminders, right?)
Finally, and most importantly, I'm thrilled to be a part of this Readathon, because of what it supports. MeMeTales has partnered up with FoodforEducation.org. For every child signed up for the Readathon they will send one hungry child to school with a full belly ready to learn. This is huge, and I'm hoping to help spread the word and help as many children as possible.
I'd like to encourage you to participate. Signing up is simple. Details can be found on the MeMeTales blog. It took me less than three minutes to sign my boys up. I can't wait to begin reading and joining in the activities each week. The way I see it, it's a win/win situation. Access to books online for my boys with simple activities for learning already planned out, and hungry children being fed. Why would I not want to join?
By signing up, each week you will be given access to one book to go along with each weekly theme. The weekly themes are as follows:
Week 1 – Animal Fun
Week 2 – Friendship
Week 3 – Character Development
Week 4 – Imagination
Week 5 – The Green earth
Week 6 – Global Cultures
Below you can view a sample of playful learning activities to accompany each weekly theme provided for those who sign up:
The books will be available for reading online, on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Kindle.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead, join in the fun!