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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Keep Kids Reading with Kohl's

I'm a huge fan of summer reading programs. This year I was able to sign my two year old son up for the reading program our local library, and so far we've really enjoyed reading books together. It's not that we need an excuse to read every day (we do that anyway), but a reading program is definitely a fun reason to start!

Kohl's is offering yet another reason to get kids reading this summer with their Kohl's Cares for Kids program. Kohl’s is featuring three books by award winning children's author Steve Jenkins - “Actual Size,” “Biggest, Strongest, Fastest” and Caldecott-award-winning “What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?” along with coordinating plush toys for only $5 each! The books are available now through September 26 in Kohl’s stores and at Kohls.com.

My son and I had the opportunity to read Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? Both books are hardcover, beautifully illustrated and are full of fun, amazing facts about different kinds of animals. The plush lizard that they sent us is also adorable and a big hit! The great thing about the Kohl's Cares for Kid's program is that 100 percent of the net profit from sales of the books and plush toys benefits children’s health and education initiatives nationwide. Here are a few other beneficial ways to use the books:

· Great Gifts for Teachers – Instead of the typical “apple for the teacher,” why not give a gift they can share with their students again and again? Steve Jenkins books make great again and again? Steve Jenkins books make great classroom gifts for teachers. Parents can feel good about giving these books because 100 percent of the net profits go to children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.

· Read it! See it! Learn it!
– Get your budding scientists ready for a day of learning! Start the day by reading one of the Steve Jenkins books currently featured in the Kohl’s Cares for Kids® program. Then make the lessons come alive with a trip to you local zoo or aquarium. Learning together is a great way to beat the dog days of summer and get ready for school.

· Affordable Gifts that Give Back – Kohl’s Cares for Kids® books and plush offer an incredible value to families looking to stretch their budgets. At just $5 each, the books “Actual Size,” “Biggest, Strongest, Fastest” and “What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?” by award-winning author Steven Jenkins and their coordinating plush toys are affordable and educational toys you can feel good about buying, since 100 percent of the net profits go to children’s health and education initiatives.

· Teachable Moments at Home – Parents who home school their kids can use Steve Jenkins books, now featured in the Kohl’s Cares for Kids® program, to help spark an interest in science. After reading these books, parents can engage their children in activities such as going to the zoo or aquarium or even going on a bug hunt in the backyard to reinforce the fun facts they just read.

· Babysitters Club/Adventures in Babysitting – Baby sitters can build a “babysitter’s survival kit” with Steve Jenkins books and plush toys and buy themselves hours of quality entertainment for as little as $5! Plus they’ll feel good knowing that they don’t need spend a fortune to keep kids entertained.

Find these books at your local Kohl's or online at Kohls.com and sneak some summer reading into your schedule!

WANT TO WIN? There will be three winners. Each winner will receive a reading set of the two books we read (above) and a plush lizard. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Tuesday, August 11th at Midnight. Please include your email address with your comment. Winners must provide a US mailing address.

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49 comments :

  1. This would be fabulous please do count me in!









    ajcmeyer at go dot com

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  2. I would love to win this for my daughter. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  3. I can see my little ones really enjoying these books. We would love to win! :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  4. Thank you for a great giveaway. Holt would just love this.

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  5. I love lizards! I grew up in FL and we had a bunch of little ones running around outside all of the time. Thanks - CK Redstar720(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. The grandkids would love this prize,enter me to win it. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  7. I have bought several books through the Kohls program. I think the books and plush toys make great, inexpensive gifts.

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  8. We would love to read the Biggest,Strongest,Fastest!
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  9. Our family loves books and would also enjoy another fuzzy friend!

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway!

    sunnyview99 at gmail dot com

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  11. My 4 yr. old grandson would love this. They have a couple lizards in their household. Thanks 4 the opportunity 2 win
    pkbailey@charter.net

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  12. I love the Koh's Cares for Kids program! We have a collection of Curious George books and Dr. Seuss from their previous years. The kids that I work with love them--and they do make great gifts :)

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  13. We saw these at Kohl's and my daughter was raving about wanting the lizard and book, but we'd already checked out and had a grouchy toddler along (whom we love and adore anyway), so we skipped it. This would be a great surprise to give her. Thank you.

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  14. This would be such a great gift for my kids, I love to do anything I can to teach them to respect eachother and also to respect animals :D

    justine417@comcast.net

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  15. my grandsons would love to own and read these book:)
    TY! 4 THE AWESOME REVIEW,GIVEAWAY AND 4 THE ENTRY

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  16. I would love this for my classroom. Our local Kohls sold out before I could buy them.

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  17. My sons love the Kohl for Kids books and animals. They would be so excited if I won this prize.


    fooks213@yahoo.com

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  18. Post, post, post, here's my post, post, post. Tee hee. Seriously, though, I'm always looking for new books. :)

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  19. I would love to win this for my kids.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  20. What a great "give" thank you,
    please enter me, so I can read
    to add these books to my Grand
    Childrens library. And read it to my
    young Art students.
    evanochko@bellsouth.net

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  21. Everytime I walk into Kohls, I love checking out the newest plushes..they always have my favorite book characters from when I was a little girl.



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  22. The kids would love this! Count me in.

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  23. would love this for my nephew! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  24. Happy Summer!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  25. I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

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  26. I would love to win this for my daughter, thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  27. This is such a nice prize! Thanks for entering me!

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  28. I would really like to win this for my grandson. He loves reading.

    vferrari63@gmail.com

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  29. My grandson would LOVE this!

    brdgcombs@aol.com

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  30. We love to collect books and this looks like a winner!

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  31. I know the family would love this. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. The book and plush are adorable. Thanks for the chance!

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  33. That lizard is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

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  34. My daughter would love this since she loves lizards -- she spends a lot of time outside looking for our garden lizards :-)

    marielay@gmail.com

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  35. Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in :)

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  36. This looks great, my kids would like it

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  37. we love reading around our house

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  38. I would love to win this set of books and stuffed toy for my grandson.

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  39. My granddaughter would love this prize pack. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  40. Just adorable! My son would love it. :)

    amandasandico at yahoo dot com

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  41. It looks cute.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  42. My kids would love this.. Please enter me :)

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  43. i would love to win these for my llttle one!

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  44. Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  45. I'm Lyzz, and i had one of these lizards, and sadly it was stolen.
    He was a perfect pillow and cuddle mate, and i loved him very much. My grandmother ave him to me, and he was very special.

    Please enter me into this contest..my email is Lyz.Tainsh@yahoo.com

    I miss my lizard very much and everywhere i look online says that thier not available anymore!

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