Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cheer on Reading

Bringing books to breakfast and beyond
Cheerios expects to get millions more books into the hands of children via its “Cheer On Reading” literacy program, and also by expanding its partnership with the Little Free Library movement through a first-time crowd-sourcing endeavor.
Formerly known as “Spoonfuls of Stories,” the now 12-year-old program that distributes free books inside Cheerios boxes took on its new name last fall.
Its latest line-up of six bilingual books in English and Spanish hit store shelves on April 14 and will be available for a few more weeks. (An exclusive early-release chapter book is available in Honey Nut Cheerios, ahead of the book’s June release.)
I don't know if you guys remember but awhile back I posted about Cheerios and how they were including these small books in some of the specially marked boxes of Cheerios. We have added to our collection since then because Mike loves the Chocolate Cheerios and there was a new book inside of that box. So, it doesn't have to be the plain Cheerios if you prefer the other flavors of Cheerios.

The books are really easy to understand and will be in different languages along with the English version. They are a good start to getting your child ready for pre-school because they are short but with a lot of pictures to capture their imagination and hopefully want to make them read more.

I don't know about most of you, but, I love reading and don't know what I would do if I didn't have books to read. I would love to pass on that passion for reading and hope that the future generation loves to read as much as I do. But, they have to start somewhere and this seems to be a good place to start. Check it out and follow some of the links I have provided.
The book list includes: -
-“1-2-3 Peas” by Keith Baker
-“Chicks Run Wild” by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
-“Jump!” by Scott M. Fischer
-“That’s What I’d Do” by Jewel
-“Please, Baby, Please” by Spike Lee and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee
-“Bear Says Thanks” by Karma Wilson
-“Phineas L. MacGuire…Gets Cooking!” by Frances O’Roark Dowell. (This is the chapter book available in Honey Nut Cheerios.)
You can get a lot more information by going to the Bringing Books to Breakfast & Beyond.

“Disclosure: The information has been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.