Books & Snacks! Oh My!

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I have a confession.

My kid does not love reading.

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If you know me at all, you will understand that this is heartbreaking for me to admit. Growing up, I was always that kid with a book in her face. I read everything I could get my hands on – appropriate for my age or not. And although the crazy pace of adult life has necessitated a switch from “real” books to audio books, I still love books as much as I did as a kid.

Joseph, on the other hand, could not care less about reading. I can’t quite put my finger on why, though. I suspect that it’s just because he doesn’t yet understand all the magical places that books can take you. Because that kid has an amazing imagination so you’d think reading would be right up his alley.

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Lately, we’ve been working really hard at encouraging him to read. He’s basically at grade level with his skills, but I know he could do so much better – smarty pants. It’s just so hard to foster a love of something so sedentary in a kid that never, ever stops moving. These days, he’d so much rather be throwing (or kicking) a ball than reading a book or even watching TV. Which is great in some ways, not so much in others.

This past weekend, we stopped by the Kellogg’s product demo at our local Sam’s Club. Can you tell how early it was? Do your kids like these demo stations as much as mine? We were treated to some Pop Tarts this week which was pretty exciting since we don’t normally have them at home.


We ended up picking up a box of Rice Krispies Treats in the end. Luke is a HUGE fan of them and they are something quick and easy that we can toss in Joey’s lunch. Plus, there are TWENTY-FIVE individually wrapped bars which means they will last a while. You can choose from a huge variety of specially marked packages – many of which were right at the front door to our Sam’s.

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So how are we encouraging reading at home? Well, I’m trying to turn reading time into kind of an event on non-sports nights. We grab a snack, something to drink and gather together on the couch. Joey and I read, Luke listens. It’s been really good for us all to have that dedicated time together. Plus, Joey’s skills (if not interest) are improving.

If you want to encourage reading in your home, check out this great offer – buy a specially marked box of Kellogg’s® products at Sam’s Club, you can get two, free full-length Scholastic books. Choose one for yourself, and the second book is automatically donated by Sam’s Club to a pre-selected, local school in need. When you redeem for your books, you’re actually helping a school in-need in your community because when you redeem, you can keep one for yourself, and one is automatically donated to a school in-need in your community! Pretty cool, right?

Follow these steps to redeem your free books.

  • Buy any one of 13 specially marked Kellogg’s products at Sam’s Club.
  • Go to
  • Click on “ENTER CODE NOW”.
  • Click on “GET STARTED” to redeem without signing into Kellogg’s Family Rewards OR click “LOG IN” to redeem through your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account.
  • After clicking “GET STARTED”, complete the blanks to create your user name and password, provide your birthdate, read and accept the privacy policy.
  • Enter the address where you’d like your book to be mailed.
  • Enter the 16 digit code found inside your package.
  • On the “Thanks” page, click “redeem page” to go to the book redemption page.
  • Click on “ORDER NOW” to browse through the selection of over 80 books.
  • Click on the book you’d like to order.
  • Click on “Add to Cart”.
  • Review your order on the Shopping Cart page.
  • Click on “Continue to checkout”.
  • Check the point deduction authorization statement.
  • Click on “Continue to checkout” again.
  • Review your contact info for accuracy.
  • Click on “Place my order”.
  • You’re done! And now your book will arrive in the mail in no more than 8 weeks!

Wanna sample some yummy snacks + get YOUR kids excited about this fun offer? Check out this list of Sam’s Clubs with demos to find one near you on 8/22/15 and 8/23/15!

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  1. says

    My training is as a special education teacher, and I studied early literacy extensively. My suggestion is to provide him with a literacy rich environment that includes not just regular books, but anything he could read: menus, comic books, apps that require reading, videos with reading opportunities, trading cards, etc. See if you can find ways to extend his definition of literacy to include activities he may really enjoy! #client

    • Jessica Ferrara says

      So funny you said this because it’s EXACTLY what my sister, also a special education teacher, said to do. And we are working on it.


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