Are you looking for some last minute gift ideas for your kids? My kids love subscriptions as gifts that will last the whole year. I have a great offer for you from Samson's Classroom:
Give the gift of reading this holiday season… a gift that children will have for the rest of their lives!My son has really enjoyed using Samson's Classroom this year. You can see my review at http://noteablescraps.blogspot.com/2012/10/schoolhouse-review-samsons-classroom.html.
There is nothing adults can do to ensure a successful future for the children in their lives that is more valuable than helping them develop strong reading skills. This holiday season the creators of Samson’s Classroom, a web-based series of games that helps students become better readers, is making it easy to give the gift of reading.
Between now and December 24, visit www.samsonsclassroom.com and enter the promo code AMAZON12 to purchase a one-year subscription at $15 off (a 50 percent discount on the single-user plan) AND get a $10 amazon.com gift certificate to accompany the subscription! After placing your order (using the promo code), you will receive an email containing your Amazon gift card plus a printable holiday card to present to the child. It’s a great way to show children how important reading is and give them the ability to purchase their own books.
Samson’s Classroom helps children learn to read by playing fun and engaging games that focus on the three core building blocks of reading: sight words, spelling, and reading comprehension. It is widely regarded as the best literacy suite available to reinforce the skills that students need to become great readers and is used by schools in all 50 states and over a dozen countries.
Tips for encouraging reading in young children
You can expose children to reading by:
· Turning on close captioning when they are watching television and ask them about the words on the screen from time to time.
· Suggesting a trip to a bookstore instead when they are pleading for a trip to the toy store.
· Encouraging them to explore educational toys and reading-based activities and kits in bookstores and toy stores.
· Rewarding them with reading-related materials like comics, stickers and bookmarks instead of toys and candy.