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Cricket Media's Bug Camp 2017 {Free Summer Reading Program} #SummerReading #KeepingTechinCheck

6/5/17
Did you know that research shows just two or three hours a week of reading helps stop the summer slide?  (If you're not familiar with the term, "summer slide" refers to learning loss over the summer months due to inactivity.)

This summer, you are invited to discover a world of adventure and learning with Cricket Media's free BUG CAMP 2017.  BUG CAMP was created with engaging content from Cricket Media's award-winning and ad-free magazines for children and teens.  This free summer reading program offers an interactive way to get the family reading and stop the summer slide!

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Beginning today, June 5th, Cricket Media's BUG CAMP 2017 will offer nine weeks of reading-focused fun.  There will be downloadable stories and games, recipes and easy craft ideas, and outdoor activities, all crafted by Cricket Media magazine editors for various age and grade levels on the website.  

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From Day #1, kids may download the colorfully illustrated story, "A Day at the Pond" (originally published in CLICK magazine) and learn all about the animals, plants and environment in a summery pond through the week.

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Other weekly themes will include "My Backyard," "Travel," "Sports," "The Environment," "Fourth of July," "The Beach," "Gardening," "Art" and "Night/Camping/Hiking."  Kids, parents, and caregivers may grab great ideas to fill their summer days with engaging activities tied to each week's reading, like making a water scope to view pond life, playing a "Nature Detective Bingo" game, or making dragonflies out of pretzels.
BUG CAMP 2017 is a feature of Cricket Media's new Keeping Tech in Check initiative, launched this spring in conjunction with the Parents' Choice Foundation.  A "Random Activity Generator" at keepingtechincheck.com will lead to even more ideas for family activities this summer. With the tagline, "a balance, not a ban," Keeping Tech in Check offers a wealth of tools, tips and resources to help families find the right balance between technology and real-life experiences.                                                                                  
Also this June, Cricket Media joins with PBS Parents to help bridge the summer learning gap through PBS' annual summer learning initiative, "Summer of Adventure." 

You can download Cricket Media's free "My Nature Journal" at PBS Parents' summer sitehttp://www.pbs.org/parents/summer/.
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Special Deal

Cricket Media is offering a "3 for 5" magazine exclusive subscription deal, available only from Cricket's online store. You may order 3 magazines for $5, for a limited time, from https://shop.cricketmedia.com/3-for-5.

No compensation was received and all info. provided by Sugar Mountain PR.


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Mollys Cafinated Reads said...

This post ROCKS!!! I need to check in to some of these....thanks!

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