Wednesday, August 15, 2012

JetBlue and PBS KIDS Collaborate to Inspire Kids to Read {JetBlue Prize Pack Giveaway!}

Although school has been out for the summer and families across the country have been enjoying spending time kicking back at home, in the pool or while taking vacations, that doesn't mean that everything educational should be completely forgotten.

Which is why right now is the perfect time for kids to be inspired to get excited about reading thanks to Soar with Reading, the collaborative national initiative by JetBlue and PBS KIDS.

Soar with Reading logo

Back for its second year, this award-winning program is on a mission to open new worlds for kids through the joy of reading and donate age-appropriate books to children in need. As Soar with Reading has a goal of donating $200,000 worth of books to children in need, getting your friends and family involved couldn't be much easier:

First, visit SoarwithReading.com, a great resource where parents can access free summer reading materials, including an interactive reading list, reading tips and expert advice for keeping kids engaged in literature all summer long.

While on the site, adults can also share the name of their favorite kid's book, and for every submission, JetBlue will donate an age-appropriate book to a deserving child through partner Barefoot Books (up to their goal of $200,000 worth of books).

As a special thank you, all adults who share their favorite book title on the site can also be entered into a sweepstakes to win great prizes, including a JetBlue Getaways vacation package! Not to be left out, kids traveling with JetBlue this summer can also receive a free activity booklet with literacy-based PBS KIDS games.

Lastly, JetBlue and PBS KIDS will be hosting several local Soar with Reading events in cities across the country (visit SoarWithReading.com to find out if there is a location near you).

So not only can you join in to help put books in the hands of thousands of kids who otherwise don't have access to resources to enrich learning and encourage reading, but your family can go on their own reading adventure at one of these fun events!

As a part of Soar with Reading, JetBlue and PBS KIDS believe that when you travel, your child learns about the wider world and new people, places and things. Trips by car, bus, train or plane create great learning opportunities and allow you to turn riding time into talking, singing, playing or reading time! There are so many ways to take advantage of the experience of travel to explore new worlds and build your child's language and reading skills.

To further that belief, JetBlue and PBS KIDS have put together a fun JetBlue travel backpack filled with summer reading materials, an activity book, a button and a pencil.

JetBlue travel backpack

Considering how much both of my girls adore books, they were thrilled over the opportunity to add another to their collection while enjoying the other bonus goodies as well!

JetBlue Soar with Reading

Be sure to visit SoarWithReading.com to find out much more about this admirable initiative, as well as to take advantage of their tips, activities, games, videos... and that amazing vacation package sweepstakes! I entered and sure wouldn't mind taking this great backpack of reading supplies with us on a fun family trip!

Thanks to the generosity of JetBlue and PBS KIDS, one person will soon be prepared to celebrate reading and take part in a project they can be proud of, because...

One lucky person will win a JetBlue travel backpack filled with summer reading materials!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to JetBlue and PBS KIDS for providing a JetBlue travel backpack for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

101 comments:

brandyk said...

i would go to hawaii!

Country Cookin' Mama said...

I'd like to take my husband to Alaska!

Janet W. said...

I would love to go to Australia!

VJ ~ vantalee said...

I would go to Disneyworld!

Chrissy Nestor said...

To Scotland!

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AnnaZed said...

To New York!

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Jenn Irving said...

I'd go to Scotland!!!

mummytotwoboys said...

I would go to London to visit my family

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Finamoon said...

I would go to New Zealand!!

jessica said...

The Galapagos!

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MELINA said...

I would go to Disney World

Julie Rupert said...

I would go to Hawaii. julierupert@gmail.com

Jenny Stanek said...

Disneyworld!!

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Jessica said...

Australia

sandra d said...

bora bora

wildcat32 said...

I would go to Italy.

Space Monkey said...

Right now? Off to some place on a wild ocean shore.. like NewFoundland? Yes that sounds nice!

Jennifer T. said...

I'd go to Fiji!
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Sarah Hall said...

I would go to Las Vegas....love it there.

Anastasia said...

I would take my girls and I off to London :D

amy beth marantino said...

Tasmania. I have friends there, and I miss them.

Helen Keeler said...

I'd love to go to Hawaii.

Kendal said...

I would go visit my dad in Missouri.

Anonymous said...

I would go to Hawaii
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Pat said...

I would go to Sanibel Island, Florida.
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Michelle said...

I would like to go to Paris. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Kelly Grant said...

some place tropical

Karen F said...

a tropical island

Kathy Davis said...

I would go back to Italy.
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Robert Pyszk said...

I would go to Japan in a heartbeat

Kim said...

Paris - or Disney world : )

Jay said...

I would go to either Hawaii, Alaska, Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls, or Rome.
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Kirsten said...

I would love to go to Turkey!

Think about it said...

i would go to disney land LOL


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julie c said...

any island with a cool breeze white sand and a good drink in my hand !

marymichelotti said...

Ireland

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polly said...

there are 2 places i would love to go...austraila and ireland....someday!

Audra Weathers said...

I would go to Egypt.

Dave said...

I would go to Ireland...beautiful

Lena said...

Hawaii of course

Denise M said...

Orlando

adina39 said...

Israel

bigdisneyfan said...

I would go to Walt Disney World!

dario moniz said...

I would go to Tokyo and never come back

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to go to Ireland
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Tamar said...

I love the tranquility of a beach at night or the mountains. I can't figure out exactly where to go, but that's the type of "terrain" I'm going after.

Trasina said...

Jamaicaaaaa!

Terra H. said...

I'd go to Honolulu, Hawaii. Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

thailand to work a mission or fiji to surf mamotts

Erika P. said...

The Bahamas

Christina said...

Reading on a beach anywhere sounds good

freddie said...

I would go to Jerusalem. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Diane Zielinski said...

I would go to Florida with my kids so they can see their grandparents.

C and C girl said...

Right to Jamaica

Brooke Adametz said...

Fiji! Definitely Fiji!

HollenAngi said...

I would go to Italy

tamtam said...

hawaii

Jessica Fox said...

Paris!

Sarah Yurga said...

I would go to Italy
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paula michele said...

I would go to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee!

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micheal dale grim said...

for me it would be germany

kathy pease said...

id love to visit australia someday

Carolyn said...

I love English history, so I'd go to see the places I've read about!

Thanks for the giveaway!

tavernie said...

Id go to Disney World!!
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Kendra Warstler said...

Back home to Indiana to see my family. :-(

anu said...

take my daughter to disneyland

Anonymous said...

I'd go to Hawaii!

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

disney world
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Anonymous said...

i would go to california

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Jammie Morey said...

France, to much drama here in the States.

Lana Bradstream said...

Scotland!

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Teresa Thompson said...

Italy.

Karen said...

Would stay in the country and go to Disneyland.

Laura said...

This looks great for my nephew who flies to France at Christmas.

pauline15 said...

I would head to Rio de Janeiro!
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lilyk said...

I would go to Australia.

Carole Ingram said...

I would visit my mom in Canada, I miss her and haven;t seen her in over a year and a half!!

yyeres said...

hawaii

CarrieAnn13 said...

definitely hawaii

Saver Sara said...

Hawaii!

susansmoaks said...

i would go to amsterdam
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peppersalt said...

I would be on my way to Monte Carlo. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

Jenny Q. said...

I would love to visit family in nyc

Robert said...

Hawaii..for my wife and I.

Joan Troche said...

I would go to Hawaii!

giggling kids said...

IRELAND!

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Jenny18286 said...

I would go to NY to see my family

cassandra said...

I would definitely go to hawaii!
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Anonymous said...

I would love to visit Kauai!

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sue said...

I would fly to Disney World! Thank you

Caitlin McClure said...

Oahu, Hawaii

slehan said...

New Zealand
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laurasloves said...

I would go to Alaska!
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Heather said...

I would go to hawii

Gianna said...

Australia.

Melinda Bele said...

I would go to Ireland!

Stephanie said...

I would go to Germany.

Tylerpants said...

I have always wanted to go to Paris, France! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Melanie Montgomery said...

Id go to Italy.

Donna said...

I would like to go to Hawaii.
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