Read and Romp Boston: Giveaway!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, November is Family Literacy Month in Massachusetts.  Have you ever heard of Reach Out and Read? They are a nonprofit organization that helps to promote early literacy in coordination with pediatricians all over the U.S.  By offering developmentally appropriate books to young children during a well visit, this organization is helping millions of young children in the fight against illiteracy.  Did you know that 88% of first graders who are below grade level in reading will continue to read below grade level in fourth grade?  (Juel, 1988)  This is a frightening statistic.  Please keep reading to your children.

Reach Out and Read has put together a fabulous literacy event, which is being held in Boston next Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 10:30 – 2:00 at the Seaport Hotel.  It’s called the Read and Romp and all proceeds go directly to Reach Out and Read.  The Read and Romp promises to be a fun-filled day for the entire family. Here’s what you’ll get when you purchase your tickets:

  • Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Get your passport stamped as you travel through storybook adventures with Curious George, Fancy Nancy, The Runaway Bunny and MORE!
  • 12 storybook stations with fun-filled activities
  • Gift bag that includes a book, toys and other goodies
  • Meet and Greet with some amazing authors, such as Peter Reynolds, the creator of Judy Moody!
  • A yummy Buffet lunch with entertainment from Stacey Peasley  (I love her!!)
  • Raffle and online auction with a chance to win some great prizes

Doesn’t that sound like fun?  Tickets are $50/person (under 2 are admitted free) and all proceeds go to Reach out and Read.  I have some great news for the readers here at Stowed Stuff.  I’m giving away 4 tickets to this amazing event being held next Sunday!  Here’s what you have to do for your chance to win:

  1. Leave a comment below telling me you or your child’s favorite storybook.
  2. For an extra entry, leave a comment on Reach Out and Read’s Facebook page telling them Annie sent you.  
  3. For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter.  
  4. For an extra entry, follow me with Google Friend Connect.
  5. For an extra entry, leave a comment on my Facebook wall.  
Your family will have a blast at this event.  Entry period ends on Thursday, November 11th at 8pm.  Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond.  Good luck!  


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    Jess Yucatonis says

    A Favorite…couldn't do that but we love Fancy Nancy, Fireman books and I guess a special one I love is "Russell The Sheep". OR Eli the Elephant. Love literacy week- speaking of, what age do you start your summer kiddos?

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    Lisa says

    What an awesome event! We have lots of favorites, but currently my daughter loves Pinkalicious and Fancy Nancy, and my son loves Power Rangers and Toy Story. Thank you :)

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    Tammy says

    MY boys always liked Goodnight Gorilla. They love the eye balls staring at them.
    My youngest loves Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? We have read it over and over!

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