Avoid the #SummerSlide with Soleil Moon Frye | Plus, $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway w/ 10 Books!

School’s been out for a few weeks here in New York and my kids are becoming “Summer Bums.”  They want to sleep in, stay indoors (they are complaining it’s too hot — Hello! It’s Summer!) and just play video games.

Well, I surprised them when I told them I would give them each a weekly packet they would have to complete for this summer.

They whined, complained and they gave me the evil eye. I don’t care. I know it’s summer and they have had a hectic year trying to get good grades but it’s been proven by researchers, that during the summer months, students lose their reading skills — a trend known as “Summer Slide.”
Soleil Moon Frye

Recognizing this trend, Target and Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster!) has committed to helping parents avoid the Summer Slide.

Summer Slide

I’m proud to help Target spread the word on the Summer Slide awareness.  I’m also happy to have had the wonderful opportunity to interview Soleil Moon Frye where she provided answers to my emailed questions. Check out the video below:


And now for the giveaway!


Answer this question:

How are you keeping your children smart this summer? I would love for you to share your helpful tips!


1- Follow @NewYorkChica on Twitter and Tweet this (You can tweet this ONCE a day, if you like):

 I just entered to win a a $50 @Target GC from @newyorkchica http://bit.ly/N8OCvk #SummerSlide #giveaway Ends 7/31

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4- Comment on any other post from the last month for 3 extra entries. Let me know which post you commented on and add in the comment by posting, “Entry #1, Entry#2″. Thx

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6- Post this giveaway onto your Facebook page to spread the word and send link.

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**Giveaway ends on July 31, 2012 – Midnight.**

**For official giveaway rules, please click here.**

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.  Target provided me with this giveaway package to share with my readers at no cost. This sweepstakes is only open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. Please note that we cannot ship product to a P.O. Box. All opinions shared are my own.


  1. Meghan Finley says:
  2. Heather S says:

    we read together

  3. Heather S says:
  4. michelle colon says:

    every summer he has a reading list and a bridge book full of activites this year we also got him the leap cdrom for the computer!

  5. Breanne says:

    We go to museums

  6. We’re trying to stay smart by reading every night

  7. Trisha McKee says:

    I choose whatever my daughter is interested in and we research and learn about it.

  8. Trisha McKee says:

    Liked New York Chica on facebook as trisha ridinger mckee

  9. Trisha McKee says:

    Following new york chica on twitter as @wordromancer and tweeted:


  10. Trisha McKee says:

    I subscribed to emails.

  11. Trisha McKee says:

    Following on google+ as trisha mckee

  12. Debbie R says:
  13. Rebecca Shockley says:

    We do flashcards, read book’s, puzzle’s and number games!

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