Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Kumon Study Smart Sweepstakes

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Do you have any special tricks or tools that you use to help your child succeed in school? Is there anything special you did when your kids were younger to make studying more fun and not seem like torture? When I was a nanny I had a lot of fun helping the kids with their spelling words. I used a variety of activities to help with spelling words - they never knew which I was going to do:


1)  Spell the word (that's obvious isn't it?)
2)  Say the word in a sentence (this helps with reading comprehension)
3)  Draw a picture of the word (they read it on a 3x5 card)
4)  I'd hold up a picture of the word and they would spell it for me.
5)  Write the word on the chalkboard
6)  Use scrabble tiles and have the kids spell the word out.


***7)  Younger kids who aren't in school or reading yet - make up "spelling" cards with a picture of the object and underneath put little boxes for each letter. Put a letter in each box that spells the word of the picture. Using scrabble tiles, your child spells the word matching the tile to the letter. Have them say the word before putting the tile on running their pointer finger under the letters from left to right and then after they've put the tiles on they say the word using their pointer finger. This helps them understand that the letters make the word and also helps them understand that we read left to right.


What do you do? Kumon is hosting a FUN Study Smart Sweepstakes where someone is going to WIN a $500 Visa gift card. You can use it to add to your child's college fund, put it toward a super cool birthday gift or Christmas, toward sports camp, toward something special you and your family want to do..... 


Blog Hop FUN! Get a TIP - Leave a TIP!
Click on the link at the bottom to go to the NEXT blog in the Hop!





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Have you perfected a brain-boosting snack food or created the coziest homework hot spot? Enter the Kumon Study Smart Sweepstakes and share your family's secret to studying success! You'll be entered for a chance to win one of four $500 Visa® gift cards to deck out your child's study space in the best gear.


To participate, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kumon from September 7 to October 12, click on the Contest tab and tell us, in 80 words or less, your best studying tip. Attach an optional photo to show your child hard at work studying or to show off your child’s special study space. 


A winner will be drawn every Friday during the contest and announced the following Monday. Enter early to be eligible for each weekly drawing. One entry per person, please. Winners can only win once during the sweepstakes.
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WIN a $25 Gift Card to Barnes & Noble! 
I get to give away a $25 gift card to one of my readers! Is it going to be you? To enter, here is what you need to do:


Manditory: You must do this to enter (if you're already following just let me know or you can follow on FB or Twitter if you'd like):
1) Follow GivingNSharing on GFC (left column) - leave me a comment with your user name

Optional: you don't have to do these if you don't want to, but I'd love it if you did!
2) Like Kumon on their FB page and leave a comment that you came from GivingNSharing and include this link. Leave a comment below w/ the hyperlink.
3) Tweet as is:  "Enter to WIN a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card on GivingNSharing, ends 9/30, WW Pls RT @familyliteracy http://tiny.cc/ihh9k

BLOG HOP - The NEXT blog is:
This post is part of a blog hop and you can visit the blog on the list at: Victoria's Voice - click on through and see what her tip is - leave a tip too - and then go to FB and enter your TIP to enter the contest.

53 comments:

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  14. Ok, so I tried to retweet as is...but it wouldn't let me & kept saying the URL was spammy...?? I just put in the link to this giveaway post & it tweeted fine. I hope this still counts! :( Lol

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