CONGRATULATIONS to comment #45 from @sethandshannon1. They have won the Tag prize pack for themself as well as for a kindergarten teacher of their choice!
A few weeks ago I wrote about ways to support teachers this school year, including through DonorsChoose.org. I’m happy to announce that LeapFrog, one of my family’s favorite brands of educational children’s products, has donated $100,000 to DonorsChoose.org to match funds for teachers who want Tag Readers for their classrooms. They have also committed to donating one Tag book to a Kindergarten teacher for each new Facebook fan, up to 50,000….a goal that they quickly reached!
So how can you help? With LeapFrog’s Tag. Give. Read. initiative, anyone – including you! – can give the gift of reading by putting Tag materials into the hands of 30,000 students.
How did LeapFrog know that this would be a positive contribution to Kindergarten classrooms? Last year they donated $1.5 million in Tag Readers and books to the classrooms of 10,000 Kindergarten students nationwide. After a few months of use, 99% of teachers said they’d recommend Tag systems to other teachers and to parents because it makes a real difference. Not only was teacher feedback positive, but 96% said students’ attitudes about reading improved, 95% said their students wanted to spend more time reading, and 97% said their students’ reading skills improved.
Ready to help? Give to a teacher!
LeapFrog has donated $100,000 to DonorsChoose.org, to match donations, dollar-for-dollar, made to teachers who request Tag for their classrooms. This is teachers’ opportunity to post a request for Tag Readers and books, being sure to reference “LeapFrog Tag Readers” in the request. And it’s everyone else’s opportunity to help a teacher out. Everyone can give, no amount is too little, and LeapFrog’s gift effectively doubles every dollar given.
Ready to win?
One lucky reader will not only receive LeapFrog’s Tag Reading System + US Map and two other additional books for their own use at home, but he or she may ALSO choose a Kindergarten teacher to receive a Tag “kit” for classroom use, consisting of 2 Tag School Readers and headphones, plus 2 copies each of 15 Tag books.
– Spread the word about the Tag. Give. Read. program by tweeting a link to this post, writing about it in your Facebook status, creating a Facebook note, and/or blogging about it on your site.
Please leave a new comment for each way you choose to enter. This contest is open to U.S. residents age 18 or older and ends Thursday, October 28th at 11:59 p.m. ET.
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