I have a wonderful new program to share with you today called Cheer on Reading that Cheerios is sponsoring to celebrate their 12th Anniversary of their commitment to literacy through such programs as Cheerios Cheer On Reading and Spoonfuls of Stories™. Cheerios created the program in 2003 to help get books into kids’ hands and encourage parents and kids to read together.
They have specially marked boxes of their Cheerios in your favorite flavors that will have books inside each box. As you can see, I have a box of the original Cheerios and the Chocolate flavored Cheerios, which is Mike's favorite and I have to admit that I like it pretty good, too! I even mix it with the Peanut Butter flavored Cheerios to make my own chocolate and peanut butter cereal!
Look for specially-marked packages of original Cheerios, Multi Grain Cheerios Peanut Butter, Chocolate Cheerios, and Apple Cinnamon Cheerios for in-pack storybooks for children ages 2 to 8 years-old, specially printed in both English and Spanish.
This year’s book offerings from Cheerios – all by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing – are:
- “That’s What I’d Do” by Jewel
- “Bear Says Thanks” by Karma Wilson
- “1-2-3 Peas” by Keith Baker
- “Chicks Run Wild” by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
- “Please, Baby Please” by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
- …and returning favorite “Jump!” by Scott M. Fischer
The translation in the gray box is what the English is saying in the book on the right.
If you go to Cheerios website you will find activities for kids to do that also coincide with the book.
I got this particular book called 1-2-3 Peas in the Chocolate Cheerios and it is actually a pretty good book for a small child to understand.
Cheerios motto is Breakfast is More Than a Meal. If you would start reading to your kids or at least ask them what they would like to read while eating breakfast in the mornings, it might help to get them to thinking about reading in a good way. Hey, anything that might work deserves at least a shot!
This book, Please, Baby, Please was in the original Cheerios. And below is what the inside looks like on at least one of the pages.
I bet your young children would love to read all about the adventures that are going on inside these books that were made especially for them! Did they have this sort of thing when I was young? I doubt it. Seems like my generation missed out on a lot of stuff but we made up for it by playing outside and pretending.
But, somewhere along the way, I still got the reading bug and have been reading my whole life. It is worth getting your children into the habit of reading. They will appreciate your efforts later on in life, just like I do right now. I am so glad I love reading as it helps me get through good times and bad times.
I think we all need to be able to dream a little while reading about far away lands and adventures, don't you?
“Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.”