LeapFrog has announced a giving program, to get Tag learn-to-read systems to the teachers and children who need them most. They’ve donated $100,000 to DonorsChoose.org, to match funds for teachers who want Tag Readers for their classrooms. And for each new Facebook fan, they’ll give a Kindergarten teacher a Tag book, up to 25,000 books.
One of you will not only receive our Tag Reading System + US Map and 2 additional books for use at home, but you may ALSO choose a Kindergarten teacher to receive a Tag “kit” for classroom use, consisting of 2 Tag School Readers and headphones, plus 2 copies each of 15 Tag books. To enter the giveaway, we’d love for you to:
o “Like” LeapFrog on Facebook … and suggest to at least ten friends that THEY “like” us, too! The more “likes” we get, the more books we get to give away!
o Share information about the Tag. Give. Read. program with the teachers and parents in their communities.
o Let us know you and your child’s favorite book to read together!
Sound good so far? 🙂 Now, for more background on Tag. Give. Read. :
Another school year is underway, Education Nation has launched, Waiting for Superman is on movie screens, and we all want to give our children the best possible school experience. Knowing that literacy statistics in recent years have been discouraging at best, in 2009, LeapFrog decided we had to do more to help our youngest kids get started on the right foot—in Kindergarten, the year when “learning to read” usually begins.
So they’ve donated $1.5 million in Tag Readers and books to the classrooms of 10,000 Kindergarten students nationwide. And after using them for a few months, here’s what teachers told them:
o 99% of them said they’d recommend Tag systems to other teachers and to parents, because it makes a real difference.
o 96% said their students’ attitudes about reading improved
o 95% said their students wanted to spend more time reading
o 97% said their students’ reading skills improved
Amazing, isn’t it?
Giveaway over. This is a sponsored post.