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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Win VTech Reader- Tips For Encouraging Our Kids to Read Contest!

How do you get your kids to read over the summer?

Click here for my 7 Summer fun reading tips to inspire great readers.

Click here for the 11 free Summer Reading programs your kids will love and even get free books.

Now Share your Tips For Encouraging your Kids to Read and enter our fun Contest!

How do you inspire your kids to read? Share your tips with the 24/7 MOMS readers and one of you will win a VTech reader and book to go along with it - won't you kids be excited that you shared your tips with us.

Also,we will submit tips to VTech along with other moms across the country and from these tips, VTech will select twenty tips for “The Ultimate Tip List for Encouraging Our Kids To Read.” One contributor to the ultimate list will win the Grand Prize - a V.Reader and three animated storybook cartridges.

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Vtech are giving away ONE Vtech V.Reader along with a book to one of the 24/7 MOMS.

Enter for your chance to win:

1. Become a 24/7 MOMS Subscriber Enter your email address below then leave a comment that you subscribed along with your email address and Share your ideas on how you have created family reading times together. Leave a comment and tell us your tips, ideas and stories..

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Anonymous Making It Work Mom said...

Just subsribed!
We don't have a specific time - my children are super active with afterschool activities. I do try to model, have great books always ready for them, and read whenever we can (as I am cooking dinner, waiting for an appt, etc)
Thanks for the great giveaway

July 21, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

We have family reading nights. Since our kids are different ages they take turns being the "leader" and choose the book (or chapter) to read that night. Furthermore, we visit the library every weekend to browse and pick-up new titles to keep the excitement level high.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

July 21, 2010 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger chantal cooper said...

I subscribe
I like to take turns with my kids reading. Both boys take turns reading to us and its great because they love it

chantal cooper
chantalgiardina (at) yahoo.com

July 21, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I subscribe via email
When my kids were younger, I'd let them each pick a book and we'd all climb into bed together and I'd read to them. Of course, we often read each book more than once, or they'd jump out of bed to get another one. But it was ok, because I knew they enjoyed it. Thanks!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

July 21, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Cher said...

subscriber! ckachelmuss at gmail.com

July 21, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

I'm a 24/7 MOMS subscriber.

We read together every night before bed.


July 21, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger GoldenOrchard said...

24/7 Moms email subscriber and we create family reading time by doing family reading logs


July 21, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger lynnsdecor said...

Already a subscriber. lynnsdecor@gmail.com

My girl is 3 yrs old and I have been reading to her from the time she was a baby. No need to 'encourage' her to do it. At any moment I could ask her,"Do you want to read a book with mommmy?" and the answer is always "YES"...lol
I know when she learns to read she will enjoy books as much as I do.

July 21, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger jenv said...

I'm a subscriber. We read at least 3 books every night, and we use stories as a reward for good behavior. Thanks! jenalber@hotmail.com

July 21, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger asha.marie said...

i am subscribed by email @ asha.marie@hotmail.com

i inspired by reading a lot of different books that are not only for four years old children but also teens.

I am currently reading him Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

July 21, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Anonymous Gracie said...

I'm an email subscriber.
We like to read any chance we can get, especially in the car.


July 21, 2010 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Candice said...

I'm a subscriber
I have 3 themes or so a month and we go to the library and get books on that themes. We read them all and then we try to take a trip or do something special having to do with the themes.

July 21, 2010 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger vhubler said...

Already subscribe Thankyou!

July 21, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger ruthhill74 said...

e-mail subscriber


July 21, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
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July 21, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
OpenID Tasha said...

I am a subscriber.
We usually read a story every night before bed. Each one of my boys picks a book that they want and I read one and my oldest reads the other.

July 21, 2010 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger jmajor4870 said...

i am a subscriber. Every night my grandkids an i read. they take turns picking the book. trying to get 3 year to read and 2 year old males up stories about the pictures in the books

July 21, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

We always read to our son (10 months) before bed and have books in all corners of the house for him to play with.
I'm an email subscriber.

July 21, 2010 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Lexigurl said...

I am a subscriber. My #1 tip for getting kids to read is to let them guide the reading. If you have a child that will only read books about trucks, then let them read about trucks! Eventually they will pick up something different. If they are reading something they enjoy, they will continue to read!

July 21, 2010 at 11:52 PM  
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July 22, 2010 at 2:53 AM  
Blogger Confessions of a Mom said...

I'm already an email subcriber (beth@vimm.com) We created a reading room in our house. Moved the dining room to the living room, so that the reading room would be just off the kitchen. That way it's easy to grab a cup of coffeee/snack or talk to the kids while I'm making supper. We use it tons.

July 22, 2010 at 3:12 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

i"m a subscriber!

We LOVE reading at our house!! My husband and I are voracious readers ourselves and our daughter has always loved her books. I read to her constantly throughout the day and we read several books before bedtimes. Hopefully she'll love it as much as we do!


July 22, 2010 at 3:39 AM  
Blogger VickeC said...

I am a email subscriber

an my tip is that I keep easy to read small books on hand for bedtime,I read one to them an then they read one back to me,they love it!

July 22, 2010 at 4:38 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I'm a subscriber and we always read before bedtime and at naptime (even non-nappers). It's a good time for us to relax together and get some extra snuggly quality time in. My older son just started reading, so he has to read at least one little book when we read together!
winnieayala at yahoo dot com

July 22, 2010 at 5:07 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

I'm an email subscriber!


We visit the library frequently. It's easy to do because I work there...LOL. Not only can you get your books from the library but most libraries have fun reading programs and summer reading programs. We take advantage of them!

July 22, 2010 at 5:12 AM  
Blogger sam said...

already a subscriber

we go to the library every sat, and we read before bed every night.
we do phonics activities as well.

July 22, 2010 at 5:19 AM  
Blogger McKim said...

My parents were both ill, but still wanted to spend time with my kids. Each night after the kids got in bed they would call them to say goodnight and then my dad would read them a story over the phone. As my son got a little older he wanted to "read" to my dad. Now that they have both passed away the kids and I all treasure those memories.

July 22, 2010 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger Bonita12 said...

I let me boys pick out their favorites from Scholastic Books. I read a lot so that encourages them.

i'm an email subscriber
bwalker1123 at gmail dot com

July 22, 2010 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Mommy 2 Bears said...

Email subscriber.
We read two books every night, one for each girl. So to mix things up, mainly for Mommy and Daddy, we go to the library every two weeks to explore new books. We often run across favorites that we end up buying. The cutest thing is my oldest daughter loves her books so much that she insists on sleeping with the book of the night.

July 22, 2010 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Idaho Jill said...

I read to my daughter before bed. We read at other random times, too, but always before bed, thanks!

I subscribe at contests and giveaways at gmail (dotcom)

July 22, 2010 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger Darcie K. said...

I subscribe and my daughter and I take 30 minutes right before bed to read. We cuddle up on the couch and take turns reading to each. It is the perfect end to the day.

July 22, 2010 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger stephemery said...

I am an email subscriber: stephemery@gmail.com.

We love reading in our home! I subscribe to Highlights High Five magazine for my son and it really has helped him with his reading!

July 22, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

I am a subscriber.

We read a lot in our household -- the kids read to us, we read to the kids, they read alone or together. We go to the library at least once a week!


July 22, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger LT said...

I am a subscriber!

loriandtonytt at comcast dot net

We inspire reading in our house by reading to the kids every day. WE let them pick out the book, and pick up new books a lot at garage sales, thrift stores, ebay etc.
We also encourage the 6 year old to read to her 4 year old brother!

July 22, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger ChristiS said...

I just subscribed! We try to have a period of time each day where we all read. Oftentimes it is before bed to calm down, but other times it is when the boys are starting to argue!

July 22, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Susan M. Heim said...

I'm a subscriber! smhparent [at] hotmail [dot] com We encourage our kids to read by indulging their passions! If they're in a dinosaur phase, we go to the library and look for stories about dinosaurs. If they've just seen the Shrek movie, we'll look for books featuring Shrek. When they're interested in the subject matter, they're more likely to want to read!

July 22, 2010 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

I subscribe!
I am a K teacher, so I love reading! I keep books in all areas of the house. I just had my first baby, and even though he is 3 weeks old, I read to him all the time!

tracystandage at gmail dot com

July 22, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I subscribe via email.
My son is only two years old but he loves to read. I read to him throughout the day and my husband and I always read to him before bed. I like to put a blanket under a tree in our backyard and take books outside so my son and I can read together in a fun setting. Sometimes we even read our own books which I think it is good for him to see that I like to read too!

July 22, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Gale said...

I put all the "grandbaby" books on a low shelf so that they can reach them. I never have to say anything, because the minute they come in the door, they want a favorite book read. I always love to stop to read!

July 23, 2010 at 1:11 AM  
Anonymous rebeccamcdowell@hotmail.com said...

Our local library has SO much to offer throughout the summer including reading clubs. We make a trip a week to load up on books then we come home and share one each with each other. We also like to snuggle in bed at night and take turns reading our new and old favorites. This has been our family ritual since my daughter was newborn...going on seven years!

July 23, 2010 at 4:36 AM  
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July 23, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger pixie13 said...

Already a subscriber.
We've always read to our kids, from the moment they could sit up. I read a lot, so they see me reading, and we've never had any problems getting them interested in reading. My daughter loves her bedtimes stories & trips to the library.


July 23, 2010 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Tammylyne said...

I subscribe :)
Heres a great tip
Have a weekly book reading playdate at your home.
We did a teddy bear book one week and each child got a small stuffed bear to decorate in theme with the book.(Got these at AC moore) Another week we did one about Walter The Farting Dog and each kid got a whoopie cushion..the kids really look foward to this :)
It brings reading and fun together.


July 23, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Tammylyne said...

I follow VTech on twitter and facebook

July 23, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Bonnie said...

I am an email subscriber


Our town has a wonderful summer reading problem and so do the local bookstores that we all participate in.

July 23, 2010 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

We read together as a family at bedtime!

July 23, 2010 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger ParaJunkee said...

I just subscribed. My child is three and we encourage her to read every day, we read to her all the time, this includes her 4 books before bedtime...

anyasroom at gmail.com

July 23, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Janette said...

I liek to make a variety of interesting books available at all times, as well as family trips to the library. I subscribe.


July 23, 2010 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Mom2anutball said...

Email subscriber!
We have family reading nights by having a book trade with family and friends once a month. That way the kiddos don't get bored with the books that they have.
fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

July 24, 2010 at 5:43 AM  
Blogger Chisum's Crew said...

I subscribe. We read together nearly every night. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

July 24, 2010 at 6:28 AM  
Blogger wisconsin rapids said...

I am a subscriber
Read together outloud with DD and we do crafts related to the book we are reading.

July 24, 2010 at 6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just subscribed! cher4sc@yahoo.com

I'm a teacher, so I know that future success in school depends on families reading at home! During the summer libraries offer all sorts of fun activities, as well as rewards for reading. We visit a library almost daily for the activity, and then we sit in the children's room and read together for a while!

July 24, 2010 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Jinxy and Me said...

I'm a subscriber. nesta 67 {at} live dot com

We make reading a daily affair with booktime immediately preceding naptime and bedtime every day!

July 24, 2010 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger kathy pease said...

we love to sit out in the back yard and read its really peaceful and easier to concentrate :)

subscriber klp1965@myfairpoint.net

July 24, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger amyd said...

subscribe,we let me son pick books and we all take parts in it&we have a blast

July 24, 2010 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger Denise S. said...

I subscribe!
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

July 24, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger jcamp2020 said...

I take my grandkids to the library every Monday. (ages 6 & 3) It's a regular part of our special Monday's this summer. Then we make it fun.

6 year old is the teacher and she reads to her students (3 year old and myself & sometimes grandpa, better known as "Tommy Trouble". Great practice for her to read. The three year old will be going to pre-school next fall so this is good for him.

Who knew reading could be so much fun!?

July 24, 2010 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger susan1215 said...

I'm a subscriber

I take my children to the library once a week where they have storytime and then they pick out books. We take turns reading at night. They get excited to read their new books and I think that encourages them to read.

July 24, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger dvice said...

I subscribe. We have fun reading time every night as part of our bedtime routine.

July 24, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Chip said...

I'm a subscriber and this summer we have started reading the Children's Bible every day. It's something that my 4, 7 and 10 year old enjoys. Our goal is to read the whole thing this summer. So we do read quite a bit each day.

July 24, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Heather M said...


We have books in every room of the house. She has a bookshelf in her bedroom and her playroom. We have 3 books on the dining table. We have a few in our bedroom for her and we have a pile in the living room. They are everywhere in the house and she ends up reading about 8 or more books a day. She loves to read and we love when she does read.

hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

July 24, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger NesieBird said...

I am a subscriber. Reading time at my house comes together due to my have set aside an hour every-other evening to read. My kids have made a habit out of visiting the local library, so they are always bringing home 'new' books to enjoy. Thanks!

kneecree at gmail dot com

July 24, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Edyta said...

I subscribe via email.
I was reading to my daughter even before she was born. Now, I read to her before bedtime and whenever else we find the time.
edyta_c01 at yahoo dot com

July 24, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I'm a e-mail subscriber, we join our local library summer reading program, that keeps the kids interested in reading through the summer.

July 24, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger kelley said...

I'm a subscriber


July 24, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger abfantom said...

I'm an email subscriber.

I buy books for my daughter that hold her interest and let her read them at night before bed.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

July 24, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Erica C. said...

I'm a subscriber :)
This definitely looks fun!

July 24, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been a subscriber for a while now. We read together every night before Jr. goes to sleep. Usually about 20 minutes of quiet reading before sleepy time. This thing looks like a Kindle for kids, thats awesome!

July 24, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger slb3334 said...

we belong to the summer reading program at the library

July 24, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We like bible stories and these are great to help us get settled down at bedtime! I receive this email newsletter so I am a subscriber! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

July 24, 2010 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

vinter at warwick dot net
I read to my children since birth, took them to the library for children's reading hour, got them their own library cards BEFORE they could actually read and helped them choose picture books that they liked. Seeing their Mom and Dad enjoy reading set a good example for them.

July 24, 2010 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Penny said...


I take the kids to garage sales with me and let them pick out a certain # or value in books. That lets us practice math at the sale and then reading when we get home.

July 24, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger slehan said...

subscribe email: slehandwc at gmail dot com

We join the library's summer reading program as soon as it starts. We also go to the library once a week. Thanks for the contest.

July 24, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger JACLYN said...

New subscriber!
We read often, mostly reading chapter books out loud. We're on the first Harry Potter book. What's nice is that I'm enjoying it as much as them, keeps us all entertained!

July 24, 2010 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger sam said...

take your kids to the library weekly, and actually read the books with them! let them see you are interested in reading, and interested in them. it is great bonding time, too!

July 24, 2010 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger MidgetMomma said...

We read at night, my 2 older kids get to each pick out a book to read. sometiems we do more then one book per kid depends on the night. My kids love to read. They would both love this!

Thanks for an awesome educational giveaway!


July 24, 2010 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I'm a new subscriber.

I like to read the same book as my 11YO daughter at the same time she's reading it. That way we keep each going and then when we're done with the book we can talk about it, like our own little book group!

kt1969 at comcast dot net

July 24, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I subscribe

July 24, 2010 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Bakersdozen said...

My children want to read more since I have been reading more and sharing my enthusiasm about reading with them. I also am encouraging the older kids to read to the younger kids books that they enjoyed to read when they were younger. I subscribe. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

July 24, 2010 at 8:09 PM  
OpenID Dave said...

We like to pack a lunch, a blanket, and books for each member of the family and head for a nearby park and have a reading picnic.

July 24, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger justicecw said...

I am a subscriber. My tip is to make it part of the daily routine. We always have a set time that we set aside for reading and it seems to work well. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

July 24, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Kimbuckjr said...

I already subscribe to you via email.

I shared this on your 'other' VTech V.Reaader giveaway, so you'll see doubles.

I get my daughter to read and be totally into it by promising her rewards, like taking her swimming or extending swim time by a half an hour. This works like a charm, too. It works so well that she asks for a second book. I truly enjoy teaching my daughter to read, of course it helps that her heart is totally into it, too. Haa-haa-haa-haa-haa!


July 24, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Kimbuckjr said...

I am already an email subscriber.

Also, another tip to get my daughter reading is when we go on long road trip, I make sure we pack the car with a handful of good children's books. First, I will read the entire story/book or a story from the book and then I pass the book to my daughter when I'm done. Second, my daughter will read a story or the entire book, but ONLY according to the pictures because she does not know how to read, yet. I absolutely LOVE the stories she comes up with, she is very creative! Of course when my daughter is done with her story, I go back and assist her with actually reading the story correctly!

July 24, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Kimbuckjr said...

Finally, another tip I use to get my daughter to read is by reading to her every single night before bedtime. We sit on her bed with her somewhat in my lap so we are both looking at the page and she is following along as I read. We will literally read every single word in the story about five times or so. My daughter and I SLOWLY read the sentences, to make sure she gets each and every word correct. It's very time consuming, but very effective, really!

July 24, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger bison61 said...

we have always read to the boys, they get books as gifts and we go once a week to our local library. I subscribe

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

July 25, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

We visit not one but two local libraries on a regular basis so we always have "new" books to read and cds to listen too, which my daughter finds exciting.
email subscriber
yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

July 25, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger ShaRhonda said...

I'm a subcriber. We don't have a specific time, but it seems like we have a book ALL the time! LOL! If I am not reading, the older brother (9) is and then we are reading to the (3) year old! Love, love, love reading in our house!!!


July 27, 2010 at 7:04 AM  

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