Both of my girls love to read, they have so many books its unbelievable, but I never complain about the number of books in our home, books are a great thing to own!! Kids today don’t always get to read as much as they should, with the million other distractions they have. My kids sometimes are guilty of this as well, that’s why, as a part of their ‘chores’ they must read at least 30 minutes a day.
When I first heard of the WWE Wrestlemania Reading Challenge, I thought we’d be the perfect family to join in on the fun, especially my girls, who are also avid wrestling fans. Any kids ages 4 through 11 can take part in the reading challenge, and they don’t’ even have to find their own books or new books to read.
Super impressed that because of the WWE’s partnership with the Pearson Foundation’s digital reading initiative, We Give Books, those taking part in the challenge can read the books online! When first going to the website WWEReadingSuperstar.com kids can pick their favorite WWE Superstar as their reading buddy. Parents then must sign up with their email and give consent that you are allowing your children to participate.
There’s a huge selection of books for all readers. When my daughters were able to pick their reading buddy, they of course picked Kofi Kingston, one of their favorites since they’ve met him on numerous occasions. The first book they chose to read was Lady Bug Girl And The Bug Squad.
Once they finished reading, they get a video from their reading buddy to watch, as well as an achievement certificate and belt.
During the countdown weeks to Wrestlemania, WWE and their Superstars will also be hosting reading celebrations, and visiting schools across the country to spread the word about the importance of reading. Each celebration will also feature special visits from the We Give Books ReadMobile.
To support the Pearson Foundation’s mission, WWE will make a contribution to children on behalf of We Give Books to provide book grants to schools across the country. We Give Books is a major effort by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation to equip families, classrooms and libraries with print and online books for children. Every time someone reads a children’s book online at wegivebooks.org, the Pearson Foundation donates a book to a child who needs it. WWE will also utilize all its assets, including TV broadcasts, live events, digital and social media to encourage children to read.
Not only will your kids get the knowledge and importance of reading during the WWE Wrestlemaia Reading Challenge but they’ll also be able to enter to win a trip to WrestleMania 29 or a school visit from a WWE Superstar.
For more information or to participate in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, visit WWEReadingSuperstar.com.
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February 27, 2013 – 10:36 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, Wrestlemania, Wrestling, WWE | Comments Off on My Girls Take Part In The Wrestlemania Reading Challenge, Yours Can Too!! #WWEMoms #WWE