The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: LeapFrog and the Always Dream Foundation celebrating National Reading Month with Kristi Yamaguchi + GIVEAWAY!
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LeapFrog and the Always Dream Foundation celebrating National Reading Month with Kristi Yamaguchi + GIVEAWAY!

This interview opportunity is sponsored by LeapFrog


Literacy is a cause near and dear to my heart. I believe that everyone should be able to read. But did you know that according to the US Department of Education, only about half of all young children who are three to five years old are read to on a daily basis by a family member. And, I believe, it is those years that are the most important to get kids excited to start reading.

Getting kids to start reading earlier sets them up for better chances of success in school and life. Olympic Medal winner Kristi Yamaguchi is making sure that kids have a starting chance to become readers. As co-founder of the Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, Kristi and LeapFrog are encouraging kids to read during National Reading Month this March. Part of that program is making sure parents know how important it is to read to children and to get them reading.

                     Photo Credit: Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Facebook Page

I am excited that Kristi has filmed a video to answer my questions the foundation and to get some tips on how to get kids to read! I am such a huge fan of Kristi that this is really thrilling. Please watch the video below because she has some wonderful advice.





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41 comments:

  1. My kids love reading. I started them young. I read to them as well as visit the library. Patricia

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  2. My child is an adult...and I don't remember what we did ????

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  3. Our kids are grown now, but we started to read to them when they were just babies. When they were two or three we made weekly trips to the library. My husband used to do different voices when he read to them. They learned to read when they were very young. We had a list of 100 words we used, and we gave special treats when they learned them. They both love to read now.

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  4. First you read to your children daily and then in a few years they will read to you. My tip is this - from the very earliest age, have books available to your children at all times - starting with board books, of course.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. We always try and make time to read! They also see that I love to read so they see this as an example and also read too

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  6. My daughter actually loves reading and has a fun reading and incentive program at schools so i don't have to do much :)

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  7. I read to my kids every night before bed, my 5 year old isn't really into reading on his own yet but I am hoping that will fall into place soon

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  8. I ready to my kids every night before they go to bed.

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  9. I read to my son all the time.Usually I read to him before he goes to bed.

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  10. https://twitter.com/MelissaShirley2/status/578233536509005824

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  11. My kids love to read so I don't have a problem getting them to do it.

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  12. Reading to them at bedtime does wonders.

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  13. I read to my kids at bedtime every night.

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  14. My kids all love reading. I read to them a lot and now they share the love.

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  15. We read every night before bed. They think reading is cool because I do.

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  16. Right now I read to my kids but when they are a little older they should read by themselves.

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  17. I encourage them to explore and inspire creativity

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  18. We read every night before bed

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  19. https://twitter.com/Momlovesl/status/580391962966102017

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  20. We read before bedtime and other times, too!

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  21. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/581337666479726592

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  22. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/581540863760674817

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  23. try to read to them every night
    dianetherkildsen@att.net

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  24. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/581928117599657984

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  25. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/582347001452343296

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  26. My kids always loved to read and be read to. We like to each play a part in the book.

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  27. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/582409742611554304

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  28. I love to read aloud and I try to do the voices( even if they end up sounding the same!)

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  29. I read to my kids every night. My 7 year old still wants to be read to, even though she can read very well.

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  30. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/582644829386981376

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  31. Read with them to show it's fun.

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  32. we go to the library every week and they pick out some books - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  33. I read to my grandkids every night at bedtime - we are correctly reading The BFG.

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  34. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/583829024801161216

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  35. Yes I read to my daughter! Thankfully she enjoys reading and does a lot of reading on her own too!

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  36. When my kids were younger, I'd read to them, but every so often, we'd take turns reading the sentences =)

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  37. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/lilahshea/status/584120948955033600

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  38. My children usually read without me being too much of a nag. I find that they like to read about something they are interested in.

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  39. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/584493877907869696

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