Giveaway at the end of the post!
So, Tebow has graduated to the Cheerios stage of food experimentation. He refuses to eat pureed baby food, so we throw mushy and dissolvable food on his tray. Some of it makes it in his mouth, some of it, not so much.
Last weekend, at my Grandma’s, we gave him Cherrios for the first time. He seemed to like them, picking the pieces of cereal up in his tiny fingers and putting them in his mouth. His six teeth manage to break some, others just fall out in the uncoordinated effort of feeding himself.
Most kids end up eating Cherrios at some point in their lives. One of the things Cherrios tries to do in their mission is not only bring food to kids, but to bring books. The Spoonful of Stories program offers free books inside boxes of Cherrios. Right now you can find one of five books distributed by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
Cherrios sent me, viaMy Blog Spark, a box of Cherrios,all the books from the Spoonful of Stories program, and a Barnes and Noble giftcard to keep feeding our need for more books. I enjoyed passing out the Cherrios to Fuller and Tebow, and Fuller enjoyed listening to the books. Here are the book descriptions (as given by My Blog Spark):
Junkyard Fort, written by Jon Scieszka, and illustrated by David Shannon, Loren Long and Dave Gordon: Join Gabriella, Jack, Melvin, Ted, Lucy and the other Trucktown characters as they make their own fort, using things found in the junkyard. Ages 4-8.
Tea for Ruby, written by The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser: Wherever Ruby goes, a bit of disaster seems to follow. But one sunny morning, things change when the postman brings Ruby an amazing invitation: would she like to have tea with the Queen? Ruby needs to polish her manners, and quickly. Ages 4-8.
Sleepyhead, written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by John Segal: In this rhythmic bedtime story, a cat is the parent and a teddy bear is the child who doesn’t want to go to bed. All ready for bed with teeth brushed and story read, Sleepyhead teddy tries anything to prolong his bedtime; books and his quilt provide ample fodder for his imagination. Ages 3-7.
Ballyhoo Bay, written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Derek Anderson: Mira Bella, an artist who teaches painting and sculpture, loves Ballyhoo Bay and what it offers: sun, sea, sand, and sky. But one gray day a billboard arrives, announcing an impending development that would take all the fun out of the place. Read along to see if Mira Bella and her art can save the day and Ballyhoo Bay! Ages 4–8.
What’s Under the Bed?, written and illustrated by Joe Fenton: Young Fred cannot stop worrying about the scary creature that might be hiding beneath his bed. Finally summoning the courage to peer under his bed, Fred, with his cumbersome glasses, sees that the only thing there is Ted, his friendly Teddy Bear! Ages 3–7.
As has been posted here before, reading is a big part of our family’s life and one of the biggest joys of teaching Fuller at home. Which is why I’m happy to be a part of spreading the word about the Spoonful of Stories program.
If you want to get a prize pack of the Cheerios, five books, and the Barnes and Noble giftcard (value $25), please leave me a comment telling me about reading to your children, nieces, nephews, young kids in general… I’ll number the comments and use random.org to draw a winner next week, October 27th. Thanks to Cheerios and My Blog Spark for providing such a fun prize! Good luck!
Update October 27, 2009… Random.org has been consulted.
Congratulations to Grace! Grace I will be emailing you with more info.
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