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

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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:

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And now for the giveaway!

HOW TO ENTER

Answer this question:

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

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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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**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.

Comments

  1. They read a lot!

  2. We go to the library every week and make a point of reading every day.

  3. I “Like” New York Chica on Facebook.

  4. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    we are reading through our summer
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  5. JoAnn F. says:

    reading and exploring nature!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  6. We make weekly trips to the library where my two boys pick out books to read for the week., Everyday we have story time and then arts and crafts time. One of the art projects is to draw characters or scenes from the book we chose to read for the day. The boys love it.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  7. I follow on Twitter @eswright18 and tweeted
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  8. Following on Google+ (Ellie Wright)
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  10. s riches says:

    We are staying smart by spending a lot of time at the library.

  11. s riches says:

    I follow you on twitter as @sparkedcat

    I tweeted

    https://twitter.com/sparkedcat/status/230030312414015488

  12. s riches says:

    Comment 1 I follow you on google+ as s riches

  13. s riches says:

    Comment 2 I follow you on google+ as s riches

  14. Katharina says:

    Keeping smart by lots of reading, both fiction and non-fiction. Also learning new
    hobbies and keeping active. Word games are a hit, too.
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  15. Katharina says:

    I “like” you on Facebook (Kathy Ann)
    angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  16. Katharina says:

    I am already an email subscriber. 🙂
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  17. Katharina says:

    Entry 1: I commented on your K-Cup Ambassador post.
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  18. Katharina says:

    Entry 2: I commented on your K-Cup Ambassador post.
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  19. Katharina says:

    Entry 3: I commented on your K-Cup Ambassador post.
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    tweet–https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/230078085947596800
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  22. Lots of reading

  23. Alex Smith says:

    I make sure the games they play on the computer are educational!

  24. Lucy Schwartz says:

    My children are grown but when they were growingup we took day trips to the Zoo, Museums, and local historical sites. We live in Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Zoo and children;’s Zoo andMuseum were great. Now historical sites sounds boring but Green Bay has a Railroad museum and The Old Wade House is a Stagecoach Inn and Village.

  25. We read every chance we get!

  26. follow you on twitter and tweet @thehappyclipper
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  27. like you on facebook (Tara H.)

  28. google+ follower
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  30. Meghan Finley says:
  31. Derek T says:

    By going to the library!

  32. Angela Cisco says:

    I signed them up for a reading program at their school

  33. dani marie says:

    no kids yet but i encourage my nephew to read daily.

  34. We never stop learning new things.

  35. I’m an email subscriber.

  36. Katherine says:
  37. tweet–https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/230271688917544960

  38. By going to the library -my kids love to read

  39. like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  40. email subscriber

  41. kelly nicholson says:

    HOW TO ENTER

    Answer this question:

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

    have no kids,but keeping them out of trouble is key

  42. kelly nicholson says:

    2- “Like” New York Chica on Facebook. If you liked New York Chica already (thanks!), just say so in the comment.

    kelly n

  43. kelly nicholson says:

    3- Subscribe by email for free updates. If you’re already a confirmed email subscriber (thanks!), just state it in the comment.

    ky.nicholson@yahoo.com

  44. kelly nicholson says:

    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

    http://newyorkchica.com/2012/07/heres-to-another-year-as-a-k-cup-ambassador-yourperfectcup/comment-page-1/#comment-26230

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  45. kelly nicholson says:

    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

    http://newyorkchica.com/2012/07/heres-to-another-year-as-a-k-cup-ambassador-yourperfectcup/comment-page-1/#comment-26230

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  46. kelly nicholson says:

    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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  47. kelly nicholson says:

    5- Add me in your circle via Google Plus for 2 extra entries. Add in the comment by posting, “Entry #1, Entry#2″. Thx (Look at sidebar).

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  48. kelly nicholson says:

    5- Add me in your circle via Google Plus for 2 extra entries. Add in the comment by posting, “Entry #1, Entry#2″. Thx (Look at sidebar).

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  49. kelly nicholson says:

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