I‘m excited to announce that Simple Kids is joining in to support Target’s reading initiative, Target Read With Me. Target’s goal is to launch a national conversation about the importance of reading with children and the critical role parents and caring adults play in nurturing a love of reading among children.
This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced Wednesday, January 19. Thank you!
Focusing on a goal of helping U.S. kids read proficiently by the end of third grade, Target is asking people to make a pledge to make time for reading to the children in their lives.
Target is asking you to make a commitment to reading with your kids on a regular basis.
“Whether that means starting each day by exploring the newspaper, being a reading buddy in your community, or reading an extra bedtime story on the weekends, every page is a step toward success.”- Target website
By the end of 2015, Target plans to donate more than $500 million to support education, doubling its support to date, for a total of more than $1 billion. And, you can do your part by taking the pledge to read to the kids in your life. When when you take the pledge, Target will donate books to kids in need, donating up to 2 million age-appropriate books.
I know from past conversations we’ve had on this blog that reading to our children is important to Simple Kids readers. I’m asking you guys to join in me in taking the Read With Me pledge.
Reader Sweepstakes – iPad Giveaway
To help spread the word about the Read With Me pledge, Target has asked Simple Kids to host a sweepstakes.
Prize: Target is offering one Simple Kids winner a Target Read With Me Prize Package consisting of a 16 GB iPad with Wi-Fi for reading books online, along with a selection of age-appropriate books.
To Enter: Leave a comment about your favorite children’s book and why you feel reading to kids is important. This giveaway is now closed. Thank you!
The Fine Print
This sweepstakes is only open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. A winning commenter will be drawn at random after the sweepstakes closes on Tuesday, January 18th at Midnight EST. The winner will receive a 16GB Wi-Fi enabled iPad and a selection of children’s books, a prize package valued up to $599. After the winner is notified, he or she has 48 hours to respond with their mailing address, phone number and ages of their children, so that Target can ship the prize and select books appropriate for their children. If the winner does not reply in that time frame, he or she forfeits the prize and another winner will be drawn at random. Please note that we cannot ship product to a P.O. Box. Thank you to Target for providing this prize package. Also, you should know that I was given a Target gift card for facilitating this giveaway.
This sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. The sweepstakes closes on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at Midnight EST. Good luck!