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    Ever since my sons were little, I have tried to instill a love of reading in them.  After all, I am a Literacy Specialist and have been a reading teacher for over fifteen years.  During the school year, it’s a little easier to get them to read and write because it is a natural extension of what they are doing in the classroom.  However, it becomes a little harder to inspire them to read during summer vacation.  

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    That is why I love PreK12 Plaza, it allows me to engage my boys in educational activities to warm up before school starts in September.  My ten-year old sometimes struggles with his writing stamina and with getting all of his ideas down on paper.  The PreK12 site allows children to create their own eBook which is the perfect way for my son to see his writing come to life!

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    My son created his very own eBook on the PreK12 website using some of the things that he has learned this summer as inspiration.  As an educator, I think the possibilities are endless for all of the extension and content area activities that can arise as a result of the creation of this eBook.  The site was very user friendly and he was able to navigate it almost entirely without my assistance.  This is a great way for him to take responsibility for his learning.

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    You can inspire your children too by having them take the PreK12 Plaza Summer Victory Challenge!  Creating an account for your child is FREE and kids can choose from a variety of engaging activities including publishing an eBook, improving vocabulary, watching educational videos, accessing printables, and completing educational exercises.

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    So head over to PreK12 Plaza and sign your child up for the Summer Victory Challenge!  I can’t think of a better way to get your child ready for back to school, and I’m a teacher!

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Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you have been making sure that your child practices their academic skills during summer vacation?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by PreK12 Plaza. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. This would be a great tool for my boys! They would just love to create their own eBook. I am going to go check it out.

  2. My mother encouraged me to read since I was very small and I love it. I appreciate it when things encourage children to read and enjoy it.

  3. Creating an eBook is a great idea to get kids sharing ideas in an electronic form. What a great skill to learn at an early age. Heck, I think I would have fun with this educational site!

  4. This sounds like an amazing tool to be able to use! Would come in handy if they still have it when I have kids years down the line.

  5. Robin Masshole Mommy says

    I bet my 12 year old would LOVE to create his own eBook. I need to get him on this site to try it out.

  6. We use something similar. It really is a great way to engage their brains again after weeks of baking in the sunshine .

  7. Super cute tool. You’ve given me an idea for next summer. I miss interacting with kids, so maybe I will do a storytime event each week in the summer next year! Hmmm. Gotta think this through!

  8. Oh, I absolutely LOVE anything that helps kids to read! The key to a successful life 🙂

  9. Love any technology or other resources to spark that excitement! Ebooks are cool to create and I can see a lot of kids jumping on that!

  10. I’m a huge reader and really hope to pass that on to my son! This is such a great tool for kids, I hope it’s still around as my little guy gets older!

  11. I think it’s really smart to ease them back into a school-ish mindset this way. Sounds like a great set-up!

  12. Neely (@Neelykins) says

    Such a great tool for kids. I will have to tell my friends about it!

  13. Wow – I haven’t heard of this but need to check it out for my boys. They love making videos – maybe I could get them interested in creating an eBook too!

  14. I have a nephew who loves to read, and we are always looking for new books to challenge him. He is also big into technology so this would be perfect for him.

  15. This is all sorts of awesome! I actually already have an avid reader who reads four grades about grade level!

  16. The eBook sounds like something that would keep my kids interest. We kept up on reading and workbooks over the summer and this site would have complimented that well!

  17. I need this for son. Yep he isn’t much of a reader but this would be great to inspire him.

  18. I hadn’t heard of Prek12 Plaza until I read this. I will be homeschooling my little guy, so I hope to incorporate this into our lesson plans.

  19. This is such an awesome tool! Two of my sons love reading but one of them does not. I bet this would really help inspire him to read more!

  20. I’ve never heard of this program before! I bet my kids will absolutely love it! Great post!

  21. This is another of the great learning tools that have been developed over the past few years. They really keep our youngsters learning, even in the summer, which is great!

  22. CourtneyLynne says

    Ooooo now this sounds like one great tool!!!! My daughter is just getting into all of this reading stuff so I really should look into it for her!

  23. Christina Aliperti says

    This would be awesome for my nieces. My son never loved reading, it was always a struggle to get him to read.

  24. Wow, how awesome. Definitely something I would love to share with my younger cousins. I know my aunt is always looking for creative ways to get them to read throughout the summer and school year.

  25. This sounds like a great program! We are year round homeschoolers, so we continue school right through the summer for the most part. But, I love to find new mediums to use that engage my kids!

  26. Reesa Lewandowski says

    This sounds like something both of my kids would enjoy. I will have to check it out!

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