Readathon2012

The Impact of #ReadForGood and Top Kid Blogs For Everyday Inspiration

The Impact of #ReadForGood and Top Kid Blogs For Everyday Inspiration

It is week 6 of the MeMeTales Readathon 2012. On the final week of the Readathon, we wanted to step back and remind everyone,one more time, about the HOW and WHY of Readathon2012

How has it gone? Amazing.

It has been incredibly satisfying to make a difference in little ways. To drive a love for reading while feeding hungry kids. I cannot think of much else that can be more satisfying! I really have no words to explain the feeling!

WHY READATHON 2012?

1. Because Summer Learning Loss is Real

 It is my very first real summer where my kids have been off from school, but I have witnessed how easy it is for kids to forget about reading. It is so much harder for families that are poor and do not have access to books and reading. 

2. To Feed Hungry Kids.

I cannot remember when I last experienced hunger. I have never had to struggle for a meal, but so many thousands of kids do.  And really, would a child care for an education if he/she did not have food to eat? FoodForEducation is a truly brilliant organization that feeds kids midday meals so they can concentrate while they learn in school.

Image source – AkshayaPatra – FoodForEducation.org

Getting kids to read one book at a time. Getting kids to learn one meal at a time. That is what we have done. That is what YOU Have helped us do.

 

WHAT IMPACT HAVE WE HAD  ? ….

Kids read. A whole lot. We are feeding thousands of kids as a result.

 

 

WHO IS BEHIND THIS?

Nothing, absolutely NOTHING is accomplished alone and in isolation. The impact of the Readathon has been made possible due to the hard work, support and passion of some amazing bloggers and their communities.

Here is a list of all the bloggers and blogs. Head over and check them out!

No Time For Flash Cards

Hands On As We Grow

No Twiddle Twaddle

Make Do & Friend

Putti’s World

JDaniel 4′s Mom

Inspiration Laboratories

The Usual Mayhem

Plain Vanilla Mom

Mama Smiles

Carrots are Orange

Playdough to Plato

Rainy Day Mum

Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers

The Educator’s Spin On It

The Golden Gleam

Toddler Approved

Learn with Play at Home

The Iowa Farmer’s Wife

 

THANK YOU! Keep Reading and join us again next year!

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Readathon Week 6 : Global Culture

Readathon Week 6 : Global Culture

It is week 6 at the MeMeTales Readathon ! We want to travel around the world with you with our Global Culture theme this week.

Did you know that in the past 5 weeks, we have had over 6500 kids join the Readathon?

That means we have donated over 6500 meals to hungry kids via FoodForEducation.org

And how many books did kids read?

Kids read 74,354 books!

We are sooo close to reaching our 100K book reads.

If you are new here, look at this post to learn about how you can participate in the Readathon.

Every week Readathon Books will appear on MeMeTales as shown below -

 

 

Our THEME this week is Global Culture

You need not go far from home to expose your kids to global cultures.  Read the books this week and travel to far off places in the comfort of your home. Learning about life and kids in far away lands is a great way to broaden the minds of our own kids. Enjoy the books this week -

 

STICKERS AND CERTIFICATES

Here are the stickers and certificates for this week -

1. Click here to download certificate_week6

2.  Download the Sticker Sheet  progress_report_stickers

3. A progress report – be sure to stick your stickers from the sticker sheet into the progress report! progress_report

 

GLOBAL CULTURES BASED CURRICULUM

If you are signed up on the Readathon, you should already have access to a wonderful  Curriculum via the Newsletter .

GLOBAL CULTURES INSPIRATION FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE

Have lots of fun reading! Don’t forget, for every kid that joins the Readathon, we are feeding a hungry child!


Readathon Week 5 : Earth/Green Theme

Readathon Week 5 : Earth/Green Theme

It is week 5 at the Readathon!

Did you know that in Week 1, 2, 3 and 4,  we had over 5500 kids join the Readathon?

That means we have donated over 5500 meals to hungry kids via FoodForEducation.org

And how many books did kids read?

Kids read 59,838 books!

Can we read 40K books in the next 2 weeks? Easy we think :)

If you are new here, look at this post to learn about how you can participate in the Readathon.

Every week Readathon Books will appear on MeMeTales as shown below -

 

 

Our THEME this week is Green/Earth

Books are such a great way to build a love for the earth and nature. Combined with green crafts, they become the best possible way to build a “green” outlook and lifestyle while having them take baby steps.

 

STICKERS AND CERTIFICATES

Here are the stickers and certificates for this week -

1. Click here to download certificate_week5

2.  Download the Sticker Sheet  progress_report_stickers

3. A progress report – be sure to stick your stickers from the sticker sheet into the progress report! progress_report

 

GREEN/EARTH BASED CURRICULUM

If you are signed up on the Readathon, you should already have access to a wonderful  Curriculum via the Newsletter .

 

GREEN/EARTH INSPIRATION FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE

Have lots of fun reading! Don’t forget, for every kid that joins the Readathon, we are feeding a hungry child!


Readathon Week 4 : Imagination!

Readathon Week 4 : Imagination!

It is week 4 at the Readathon!

Did you know that in Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3,  we had over 4300 kids join the Readathon?

That means we have donated over 4300 meals to hungry kids via FoodForEducation.org

And how many books did kids read?

Kids read 42,221 books!

And we are well on track to 100K book reads and donating 10K meals!

We need to pick up steam but I know we can do it!!

If you are new here, look at this post to learn about how you can participate in the Readathon.

Every week Readathon Books will appear on MeMeTales as shown below -

 

 

Our THEME this week is Imagination

If there is one things kids are absolutely better at than adults, it is imagination. I wish we could bottle up their powers of imagination and keep it around forever!

This week, we have 2 really awesome books from Orca Books and A fun dinosaur book from Era Publications!

 

 

 

STICKERS AND CERTIFICATES

Here are the stickers and certificates for this week -

1. Click here to download  certificate_week4

2.  Download the Sticker Sheet  progress_report_stickers

3. A progress report – be sure to stick your stickers from the sticker sheet into the progress report! progress_report

 

IMAGINATION BASED CURRICULUM

If you are signed up on the Readathon, you should already have access to a wonderful  Curriculum via the Newsletter .

IMAGINATION INSPIRATION FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE

Have lots of fun reading! Don’t forget, for every kid that joins the Readathon, we are feeding a hungry child!

 

 

 


Readathon Week 3, 2012 : Character Development

Readathon Week 3, 2012 : Character Development

It is week 3 at the Readathon!

Did you know that in Week 1 and Week 2,  we had over 3000 kids join the Readathon? Yes 3000 !!

That means we have donated over 3000 meals to hungry kids via FoodForEducation.org

And how many books did kids read?

Kids read 14,688 books!

That brings our grand total book reads to 27,346 full book reads!

And we are well on track to 100K book reads and donating 10K meals!

We need to pick up steam but I know we can do it!!

TIME FOR WEEK 3 Based on Character Development or Good Behavior

MeMeTales Readathon. July 2  - July 7,  2012

If you are new here, look at this post to learn about how you can participate in the Readathon.

Every week Readathon Books will appear on MeMeTales as shown below -

 

 

Our THEME this week is Positive Behavior

Books are such a great way to model positive behavior. Books and characters are the best conversation starters to talk about what-ifs and bring the best out in kids.

This week, we have one more book from our ever popular  Stickfiggy

and  Ice Water Press - a lovely Australian publisher sharing their bestsellers here via the Readathon. Thank you IceWater Press!

And finally, a book about a butterfly that learns about good eating habits.

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR THEMED BOOKS

Click on the links below to read the books for this week

Good Habits to Have
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Good Habits to Have

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StickFiggy and the Piggy-Monkey
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StickFiggy and the Piggy-Monk…

See more at memetales

 

Ditto the Butterfly
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Ditto the Butterfly

See more at memetales

 

 STICKERS AND CERTIFICATES

Here are the stickers and certificates for this week -

1. Click here to download certificate_week3

2.  Download the Sticker Sheet  progress_report_stickers

3. A progress report – be sure to stick your stickers from the sticker sheet into the progress report! progress_report

 

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR BASED CURRICULUM

If you are signed up on the Readathon, you should already have access to a wonderful  Curriculum via the Newsletter .

ACTIVITY POSTS FOR POSITIVE BEHAVIOR

Have lots of fun reading! Don’t forget, for every kid that joins the Readathon, we are feeding a hungry child!

 

 

 




Readathon 2012 Week 2 : Friendship

Readathon 2012 Week 2 : Friendship

It is week 2 at the Readathon!

Did you know that in Week 1,  we had over 1256 kids join the Readathon?

That means we have donated over 1256 meals to hungry kids via FoodForEducation.org

And how many books did kids read?

Kids read 12,658 books!

And we are well on track to 100K book reads and donating 10K meals!

We need to pick up steam but I know we can do it!!

TIME FOR WEEK 2 Based on Friendship

It is week 2 at the MeMeTales Readathon. June 25 – July 1, 2012

If you are new here, look at this post to learn about how you can participate in the Readathon.

Every week Readathon Books will appear on MeMeTales as shown below -

 

 

Our THEME this week is FRIENDSHIP

With their big imaginations, kids tend to have friends way before we realize they do. Their imaginary friends are great to teach us many a things!

This week, we have some awesome books from Stickfiggy - some of the most read books on the MeMeTales platform

and Era Publications - a family owned Australian publisher with a longstanding reputation for excellence in the field of literacy and English language teaching at the primary school levels, and in children’s picture books.

FRIENDSHIP THEMED BOOKS

Click on the links below to read the books for this week

 

 

STICKERS AND CERTIFICATES

Here are the stickers and certificates for this week -

1. Click here to download certificate_week2

2.  Download the Sticker Sheet  progress_report_stickers

3. A progress report – be sure to stick your stickers from the sticker sheet into the progress report! progress_report

 

FRIENDSHIP BASED CURRICULUM

If you are signed up on the Readathon, you should already have access to a wonderful FRIENDSHIP Based  Curriculum via the Newsletter .

FRIENDSHIP BASED FUN AND ACTIVITY POSTS

Have lots of fun reading! Don’t forget, for every kid that joins the Readathon, we are feeding a hungry child!

 

 

 


Readathon 2012 : Read For Good Week 1 : Animals

Readathon 2012 : Read For Good Week 1 : Animals

It has BEGUN!

It is week 1 at the MeMeTales Readathon. June 18 – 24th , 2012

If you are new here, look at this post to learn about how you can participate in the Readathon.

Every week Readathon Books will appear on MeMeTales as shown below -

 

 

Our THEME this week is ANIMALS

Really – are there any animal books kids do not like? It was easy for us to choose this theme as kids relate to animals wonderfully.

ANIMAL BASED BOOKS

For the Readathon, we have these 2 fun books for you

The Five Little Ducklings
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The Five Little Ducklings

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The Donkey and the Wolf
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The Donkey and the Wolf

See more at memetales

 

STICKERS AND CERTIFICATES

Here are the stickers and certificates for this week -

1. Click here to download certificate_week1

2.  Download the Sticker Sheet  progress_report_stickers

3. A progress report – be sure to stick your stickers from the sticker sheet into the progress report! progress_report

 

ANIMAL BASED CURRICULUM

If you are signed up on the Readathon, you should already have access to a wonderful Animal Based  Curriculum via the Newsletter .

 

ANIMAL BASED APPS

Want suggestions for Animal Based Apps? Download the pdf here ->  ANIMAL_App_Recommendations

ANIMAL BASED FUN AND ACTIVITY POSTS

Have lots of fun reading! Don’t forget, for every kid that joins the Readathon, we are feeding a hungry child!

Link your animal based learning activities and posts here!

 



Readathon Starts in ONE DAY!

Readathon Starts in ONE DAY!

The Readathon starts in just ONE DAY and we are all excited! The books are all lined up and we are excited.  We have lined up all the curriculum you will get as well.

 

Kids Reading At Mommy And Me BookClub

 

We are thrilled that so many wonderful bloggers who are joining us, reading with their children and extending the stories and reading into their lives.

 

Storytime at Plain Vanilla Mom

 

I am amazed at their passion and dedication towards reading and their own kids.  Several bloggers will have inspiring posts for activities you can do around the Readathon books every single week, so be sure to stop by our blog here and our Pinterest boards!


 

Readers At Learn With Play

 

Do link up if you have a post with the Readathon mention.  We can all see what your summer reading plans are and follow along for inspiration!!

And thank you!

 

 

 


How do I participate in Readathon 2012

How do I participate in Readathon 2012

Every week, kids get to read fun stories on the MemeTales app and website. Every week, parents get access to a great set of activities via our newsletter and blogs of participating bloggers.

How to Participate

1. Get Ready

First off, get ready to participate in the Readathon in the following ways. You need to create an account on MeMeTales only once, but you can read books on all platforms!

  • Online – Create an account on MeMeTales.
  • Download iphone/ipad app  Register and you will get 20 books FREE
  • Download Android App  Register and you will get 20 books FREE (COMING SOON!)   [ you can read via the browser on any android device!]
  • Download Kindle Fire App  Register and you will get 20 books FREE (COMING SOON!) [ you can read via the browser on any android device!]

Now, you are set to #ReadForGood

2. Read the Books Every Week

Here is the book list and weekly themes -

  • Week 1 – Animal Fun
  • Week 2 – Friendship
  • Week 3 - Character Development
  • Week 4 – Imagination
  • Week 5 – The Green earth
  • Week 6 – Global Cultures

Every week, come back to get inspired on each of the themes.

3. Earn Your Stickers and Print Your Certificates!

Week 1 Certificate

Week 2 Certificate

Week 3 Certificate

Week 4 Certificate

Week 5 Certificate

Week 6 Certificate

4.Share your activities on our facebook page

Share with friends and have them join in the fun!

5. After all 6 weeks, print your Grand Certificate of Completion

Stick all your stickers on your grand certificate. Print the sticker pack and certificate below.

All Stickers – to cut and paste on certificate

Grand Certificate of Completion

That is it! Really, the Readathon is about READING and DOING GOOD. And having fun.
Enjoy :)

 

Support Readathon2012!

Support Readathon2012!

Readathon supports two great causes – 1. Combating the Summer Slide and 2. Helping kids across the world go to school via FoodForEducation.org.

Readathon2012 or #ReadForGood is a grass roots movement run on the MeMeTales platform. It is a movement of the people. And yes, we NEED ALL the support we can get!

If you are a blogger and would like to support the Readathon, we would really appreciate that.

Participating is super simple -

1. Drop a note to maya @ memetales dot com (no spaces) saying you will support #ReadForGood

2. Pick up the Readathon badge below and post it on your sidebar – in a visible spot on your blog. You have to do this in order for us to recognize your blog as a Readathon Leader.

3. Then, come back and sure to complete this linky with a link to your blog, so we can promote your blog, add you to the Pinterest boards and give you twitter and Facebook love.  We will add your badges on the sidebar as well!

4. When you Facebook and tweet your posts, be sure to tag @MeMetales and use the hashtag #readForGood

4. Every week, you will find a linky, so if you have a post covering the reading theme of the week, be sure to link it in the weekly linky.

5.  Keep a tab on what is going on here, we will have some thank you giveaways for bloggers that support us!

 

PICK UP A MEMETALES BADGE
Join Readathon 2012

Join Readathon 2012

Join Readathon 2012