What’s In Your Child’s Bookcase Wordy Wednesday: Show Me How! Giveaway and the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop!

A HOPPY EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA BLOG HOP

APRIL 20 – APRIL 25

THIS IS A MEGA-GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP HOSTED BY:

I AM A READER NOT A WRITER AND ONCE UPON A TWILIGHT

THERE WILL BE ONE COPY OF SHOW ME HOW! IN MY GIVEAWAY (USA ONLY)

MANDATORY ENTRY: YOU MUST SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG BY CLICKING ON “EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS” AND ALSO LEAVE A COMMENT

IN THE COMMENT FIELD

THERE ARE OVER 250 BLOGS PARTICIPATING IN THIS GIVEAWAY HOP

YOU CAN CLICK ON THIS LINK AND IT WILL GIVE YOU THE LINKY LIST

http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-hop-page.html

SO NOW I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE BOOK AND WHY YOU MIGHT WANT TO WIN THE COPY!

My passion for children’s picture books began over fifty years ago.  As I sat on my mother’s lap and helped her turn the pages of The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, a new and exciting world was revealed to me.

As a kindergarten and Head Start teacher, I developed a program that used picture books, not only for entertainment and enjoyment, but also to help young children deal with the challenges they face in those early years.

During my years as a daycare provider and mother of three, I continued reading picture book stories to the children on a daily basis, and I added crafting and cooking activities to enhance and enrich their learning experience.

I found that reading, crafting and cooking with young children helped build their self-esteem.  These activities also developed their pre-literacy skills and each child entered kindergarten ready to read, if not reading already.  Best of all, my positive interaction created a life-long parent-child bond.

So, I decided to share the stories, the crafts and the recipes and I wrote a book all about them.

SHOW ME HOW! BUILD YOUR CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH READING, CRAFTING AND COOKING, is for parents, grandparents, teachers, daycare providers…basically anyone who is involved in the care and education of young children. 

  • It pinpoints 100 picture book stories every young child should hear.
  • It offers a story summary and a gentle parenting tip for each recommended title.
  • It provides a simple eco-friendly arts and crafts project that ties in with each story.
  • It gives an easy healthful child-friendly recipe for each suggested picture book.

Believe me, I know how overwhelming parenting can be…and that’s why I wrote the book!  It’s really a fantastic resource for busy parents and teachers who need a shortcut to educational, fun-filled, self-esteem building activities.  I found that when children are provided with these types of activities on a daily basis, there is balance and harmony and PEACE in the home.

Now, some of you might be saying, “I have too much to do already.  How will I find the time to do those activities?” 

Just 15 minutes is all it takes to read a picture book story.

Just 15 minutes is all it takes to do the simple craft.

Just 15 minutes is all it takes to prepare most of the easy recipes.

There is also a neat schedule at the end of the book that would be perfect for someone who is homeschooling their children or even for a daycare provider who is looking for some time-management tips.

The book has been endorsed by parents, educators, self-esteem experts and picture book authors.  Everyone who picks it up says that it is magical.  Everyone who reads it loves it.  It’s been reviewed on more than a dozen mom and dad blogs…and they have all recommended it.  Several posted pictures of their own children engaged in the some of the craft projects. 

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has also recommended that all of their chapter headquarters, in cities across the country, purchase it to keep on hand as a resource for the families they help.  I donate a portion of the proceeds of each book sale to JDRF.  The sales of my book also benefit a mobile children’s literacy outreach organization, www.Bessthebookbus.org.   

So, if you don’t win the copy in this giveaway, maybe you’ll want to purchase it on my website and you will be helping both of these worthwhile causes.  You’ll also be guaranteeing that you won’t run out of ideas of what to do with your little ones in the coming months.  And, if you don’t have little ones, remember Mother’s Day is just around the corner…this would be a great gift idea for any mothers or grandmothers or mothers-to-be that you know.  If you do have little ones, perhaps your child’s daycare provider or nursery school teacher could use some fresh ideas.  And don’t forget about graduation…if you know anyone who is receiving a degree in Early Childhood Education, the book will be a perfect resource for them as they go out to work with young children.

Last month, I visited my daughter in New Hampshire and was able to read, craft and cook with my 2½ year old grandson.  I can guarantee that the book REALLY WORKS!  The Show-Me-How Story-time Program has also been implemented in some of the schools in my city and, if you’ve read my “Follow-Me-Friday: Where’s Miss Vivian?” posts, you’ll know how much fun the children are having when I visit the Pre-K’s and kindergartens to read picture books and do craft projects.

Right now you have an opportunity to win the FREE COPY that I am offering as part of the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop.  To be entered in this giveaway, there are three things you can do.  The giveaway begins at 12:01am Wednesday, April 20th and ends Monday, April 25th at 11:59pm.

1.     Mandatory entry: subscribe to my blog…there is a place on the left sidebar to do that…leave a comment to let me know. (If you already subscribe, please leave a comment to let me know that also.)

3.     Post my giveaway on twitter or facebook.  Please leave a comment to let me know.

4.     Blog about my book giveaway on your blog.  Again, please leave a comment and your blog address.

No matter how you enter, please make sure you leave your name, so that I’ll know how you entered and I will be able to contact you if you are the WINNER!

There are over 200 blogs participating in the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop.  If you click on the link, you should be able to visit the other blogs and see what great stuff they are giving away!

http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-hop-page.html

Have fun hopping around…and good luck!

About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2018), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, cooking, playing Monopoly with my 8-year old grandson and fly-fishing with my husband.

Posted on April 20, 2011, in children, contests, Cooking with children, crafting, Daycare Providers, families, GIVEAWAYS, Homeschooling, JDRF, parenting, Positive Parental Participation, Pre-literacy skills, Preschool Teachers, preschoolers, reading to preschoolers, self-esteem and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 63 Comments.

  1. I’m not a mommy yet, although I want to become one in the future. I already subscribe to you and I plan on sharing this giveaway on my Facebook for all my mommy friends that are interested but I’m not entering myself because I don’t want to take any chances away for the mommies who ARE entering. I think some of my mommy friends would love to be included though!

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    • Hi Sharon,
      Thank you so much for stopping by…I know you’ve been stopping by lately and I want you to know how much I appreciate your interest and support!
      Maybe you should enter and if you win, you can give it to one of the mommies you know. 🙂

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  2. Love this idea, Vivian. I’ve posted on FB to spread the word.

    If I win, I want you to donate the book to an organization of your choosing ~ children’s wing in a hospital, a pediatrician’s office, etc.

    Thanks!

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    • You are awesome, Nancy! I really appreciate your support. And I LOVE your idea…if you are the winner, I will definitely see that the book finds a good home…there are so many organizations that would benefit from having it. I;ve already donated a couple of copies to our local Head Start program.

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  3. what an amazing book and an amazing site. i am glad peter cottontail sent me to find you! i have two sons, one three, the other 16 months. the older has been diagnosed with mild autism and the younger….they suspect. i am always looking for new and fun activities to do with them, and if homeschooling is in our futute, i’ll need resources for that too.
    i subscribed and shared on my facebook. i am off to attempt to add your button to my blog and make myself a button too. thank you!!

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    • So glad you stopped by and shared a little of your story with me. 🙂 One of the teachers who did an endorsement of the book is in special ed…she actually wrote a full page on how valuable this book would be for children with learning disabilities and other special needs…because of the multi-sensory approach…but I didn’t have room so I had to edit her testimonial down to a few sentences.
      I’ll be stopping by your blog later tonight…have to run and get dressed for work.:(

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  4. Hey Vivian ~

    I featured your Give Away today. If you want me to add/subtract anything to it, please let me know:

    http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/show-me-how-give-away/

    Signed, Peter Cottontail

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway. My son will be three this summer and this book sounds like it has some awesome ideas/activities. Thanks.

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  6. As a home educating mom and teacher, this book looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win…….I appreciate it. I am a subscriber. mruble38@gmail.com

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop! Although my children are grown I do have an almost-3-year-old niece who loves to be read to and was just diagnosed in December with JD. This sounds like a great resource for her mom! BTW I’m a new e-mail subscriber.

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  8. email subscriber
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  9. tweeted

    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  10. Excellent idea and an opportunity for lots of moms to gain access to your book. Your feature will be up on Thursday evening and there is a link to this post in it too.:-)
    Best wishes,
    Eliz

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  11. Janelle Ashton

    I subscribe to this blog!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful Easter Eggstravaganza Blog Hop Giveaway!

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway. This would be great for my younger nieces and nephews.
    email subscriber

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  13. GFC follower. thanks so much for the chance! What a great book! I’m a mom of a 2 and a 3 year old and this would be a fantastic resource for us!

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Devony. Sounds like you would get a lot of use out of the book. 🙂 Planning activities for little ones can be exhausting…hopefully, this book will be a big help to busy parents.

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  14. Stephanie Dunn

    Wow this looks like an amazing book! Thank you for the opportunity to win it….

    cotabear79@yahoo.com

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  15. What an awesome book! Thanks for the great giveaway! Me and my daughters would love this!

    Mary

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com
    Follower

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  16. awesome book, I’m a new subscriber.

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  17. Mandatory entry: subscribe to my blog…there is a place on the left sidebar to do that…leave a comment to let me know. (If you already subscribe, please leave a comment to let me know that also.)

    Subscribed via e-mail – blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

    readingwithbakingoddess.blogspot.com

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  18. Grab my button and post it on your blog. Please leave a comment and your blog address so I can go there and grab your button also, if you have one.

    Readingwithbakingoddess.blogspot.com

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

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  19. Post my giveaway on twitter or facebook. Please leave a comment to let me know.

    Here is the link to my Tweet

    I am so interested in this book for me, my daughter and granddaughter!

    It looks amazing!!!

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com
    readingwithbakingoddess.blogspot.com

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    • Hi Kimberly,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and entering…and grabbing my button and tweeting as well!!!!
      I can’t wait till tomorrow when I have more time to check out your blog…I hopped over for a moment and it looks GREAT! Love your graphics! I have to run to work right now…but I will definitely be back.

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  20. This looks great! I work with kids in a mental health institute and this would be amazing to use with them!

    GFC new follower!

    nelsnr2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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    • Hi Nichole,
      I’m so glad you entered…I agree, the book would be wonderful to use with the children in the mental health institute and would make choosing activities a snap for the caregivers.

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway. I’m a SAHM of a soon-to-be 6 yr-old daughter. We love to read together.

    I am a subscriber

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  22. Tweet

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  23. Thank you for the giveaway!! I have a 13 year old and a 3 year old!
    Email subscriber
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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    • Hi Shannon,
      Thank you so much for entering the giveaway…I know that older brothers and sisters can be such a help when it comes to reading the stories and doing the crafts with their younger siblings.

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC Follower- aimee

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    • Thanks for entering, Aimee!
      I have always believed that one person can make a difference…I went to your blog and I see that you are doing just that in Beaumont/Banning California by encouraging people to support their local schools.
      I’ve been implementing my Show-Me-How-Story-time program in the Colorado Springs’ kindergartens and Pre-K’s since January…it’s a win-win situation…I love it, the teachers appreciate having someone come in to read and craft with their students, and the kids…they are having a ball!

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  25. My nephew just had a new baby. I think his wife would love this book.
    Thank you for joining the Giveaway Hop so I could learn about it.
    E-mail Subscriber.
    –Vonda
    2much2reid {at} comcast {dot} net

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  26. I have worked and volunteered with many different groups dealing with small children. My oldest daughter i expecting her first in a couple months. This book will be handy in all instances.

    I am an email subscriber at the address below.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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  27. I follow you on Twitter as pbbearclaw and tweeted this giveaway.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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  28. Thanks Eliz, for posting this up here…as usual, you did an amazing featured blogger post. 🙂

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