Summer Reading for Kids: Children's Book of the Month Club

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Win $750 in prizes geared to get your family reading!

Moms of style and substance know summer reading is always trendy. For moms, that might mean catching up on a thrilling biography or a juicy romcom while at the pool. We savor our free time with books. But what about our kids? When the final school bell rang, did you have a summer reading plan for your kids? Let's talk about why reading is so important and help you make a plan.

Scary Factoid #1: Children ages 8'??18 spend approximately 7.5 hours using entertainment media and only 25 minutes per day that children spend reading books. Summer is a great time to turn back the tide of media that is bombarding your kids. We're encouraging moms to go "old-school" this summer with a membership to the Children's Book of the Month Club.

Daunted by the task of getting your kids reading? Don't be. This online book club makes it easy to pick books that are age-appropriate and popular for only $6.99 a book. Need more inspiration? Here's Scary Factoid #2: Kids who don'??t read year-round can be two years behind their peers by the end of sixth grade!

Picture this: Your child races to the mailbox to rip open the latest book and heads to his favorite reading spot. Encouraging Factoid: Out-of-school reading habits of students show that even 15 minutes a day of independent reading can expose students to more than a million words of text in a year. Now that is truly a gift that keeps on giving. Grandparents, consider this the next time you reach for an expensive video game!

Click here to join the Children's Book of the Month Club My Summer Reading Series

Giveaway Alert: Here's a little incentive to get you going: A Summer Reading Giveaway sponsored by CHILDREN'??S BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB!

One lucky winner will win over $750 worth of prizing:


Beach Reading selections for mom ($150 value)


$100 gift certificate

25 assorted children'??s books for the children in your life ($450 value)


$50 package of selected books for your child
(All books included in this prize package will be selected by CBOMC)


To enter: Visit CBOMC here and then leave a comment here telling me your favorite childhood book.


For extra entries (3 extra entries for a total of 4):

1. Like Momtrends and Children'??s Book-of-the-Month Club on Facebook
2. Follow @momtrends and @CBOMC on Twitter
3. Tweet this message '??School'??s Out, let'??s get reading this summer with @CBOMC and @momtrends #Giveaway '?

Full Disclosure: Winner must be 18 years or older and a US Resident. No purchase necessary. Winners will be notified via email with the specifics on how to claim their prize. Contest ends 7/15/11 at Midnight EST. Winners will be picked by is a sponsored post.

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