Mom in Training: Bringing books to breakfast and beyond #PlateFullCoOp #cheerios #familyreading

May 14, 2014

Bringing books to breakfast and beyond #PlateFullCoOp #cheerios #familyreading


This year, Cheerios™ is celebrating the 12th Anniversary of their commitment to literacy through programs like Cheerios Cheer On Reading and Spoonfuls of Stories™. What an amazing outreach to children program, so many lives are touched by this simple gesture.



Look for specially-marked packages of original Cheerios, Multi Grain Cheerios Peanut Butter, Chocolate Cheerios, and Apple Cinnamon Cheerios for in-pack storybooks for children ages 2 to 8 years-old, specially printed in both English and Spanish. This year’s book offerings from Cheerios – all by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing – are:
  • “That’s What I’d Do” by Jewel
  • “Bear Says Thanks” by Karma Wilson
  • “1-2-3 Peas” by Keith Baker
  • “Chicks Run Wild” by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
  • “Please, Baby Please” by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
  • …and returning favorite “Jump!” by Scott M. Fischer
And for the second year in a row, Cheerios will also feature a chapter book for older readers inside specially-marked boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. This year’s book, “Phineas L. MacGuire…Gets Cooking,” was written for exclusive release in Cheerios boxes by Frances O'Roark Dowell, author of the “Phineas” series. The book is written in three parts so there are three to collect.

The thing I like most about these boxes are that you can get a glimpse of what book you'll be getting before picking your box of cereal. This is great if you're trying to collect all of them!



The two books that came in our Cheerios boxes are shown above. I've also included an inside page from each book so you can see what the stories look like appearing in both English and Spanish. I think this is great for kids even at an early age so they can get the exposure. We even went to the Cheerios Book Activities website and printed off some of the corresponding book activities to carry on with the stories after reading them. I love being able to not only read a story with my daughter, but carry on the conversation after we are done and these activity sheets have definitely helped with that.

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

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