I Can Read: Reading with Chuck E. Cheese

I am so excited to share a fun new campaign just in time for the Summer! Chuck E Cheese has teamed up with HarperCollins Publishers – the second largest book publisher in the world – for weekly I Can Read: Reading With Chuck E. events at all Chuck E. Cheese’s locations in May and June! Every Tuesday at 11am and 6pm Chuck E. Cheese and a cast member will lead the reading of the selected book of the month. Last week I joined some girlfriends and their little and headed to Chuck E Cheese for lunch. The Teen had an orthodontist appointment so she got to tag along… and I believe had just as much fun as the kids did.

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For the month of May, HarperCollins has chosen Danny and the Dinosaur, the story of a boy who meets a prehistoric playmate in a museum. The dinosaur comes to life and the two friends encounter extraordinary adventures together. I had never heard of that book before, so I enjoyed piling up with the kids to listen to the story. Chuck E began sitting next to his team member friend, but about half way through he came to sit with us… the kids absolutely loved it!

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In June, Reading with Chuck E. will feature A Green Green Garden. Little Critter and his family plant and grow their own fruits and vegetables to prepare a delicious dinner. Both books are members of the “I Can Read!” series, the premier line of beginning readers books that are approved for all ages.

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In addition to weekly reading sessions at the restaurant, Chuck E. Cheese’s wants to reward young bookworms for reading everyday by providing 5 free tokens to guests that keep track of their reading through the Reading Rewards Calendar, which can be downloaded from chuckecheese.com. Once the calendar is full, guests can bring the print out in store to redeem their prize.

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After the kids were finished reading we ordered lunch and played games… for nearly three hours. Hey, we are all big kids really right? And with literally dozens of games to choose from, even the biggest kids can find themselves entertained for hours. The place was super clean and the food was really really good – we all had a great time.

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Even Chuck E stayed and hung out in the game room with all of us playing games and playing peek-a-boo around the game machines. (It’s tough to hide behind stuff with ears like those…) He even joined in with some of the arcade games and I have to admit, when I turned the corner and saw this, I knew it was a mouse after my own heart.

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If you are looking for a super fun way to beat the heat this Summer, head to your local Chuck E Cheese for the I Can Read program! It’s a great way to spend a day just relaxing and being a kid.

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Ready to win? Two lucky MoscatoMom readers will win the set of two books being featured by Chuck E Cheese and HarperCollins to enjoy at home any time you want! You can enter using the RaffleCopter widget below! Good luck!

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Easy After School Snacks from Chex Cereal

Parents everywhere are celebrating Back to School – and we are certainly no exception. Even the girls are excited to go back and reconnect with their friends and get some structure back to our days. As much as I love the structure that school brings, one thing I do not like is how crazy it makes our eating schedule. Mike and I are pretty much “3 meals a day” type people since starting Whole30 – but no matter what, the girls come home “starving to death” the moment they get off the bus. They want something tasty, I want something that is healthy and does not ruin their appetite at dinner time. Thanks to Chex™ Cereal, we all get exactly what we want.

The week before school the girls and I whipped up some of our favorite Chex™ Cereal Recipes to have on hand for after school. I love that most all Chex™ recipes only require a few ingredients and a microwave – so even Midge can help without worry. My favorite was the Honey-Peanut School Fuel, but Mike and the girls loved the Chex™ Apple Almond Bars. Both snacks were delicious and portable – Midge even asked if she could take them with her to school in her lunch box. And since Chex™ is on Buy One Get One Free from 8/28 through 9/3 at Publix, they are economical as well.

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World Cup Soccer and Degree Do:More + $100 Walgreens Giveaway

Last night I am pretty certain every single person on my Facebook Friends List was watching the World Cup. My entire stream was filled with constant chatter – from good to bad to disappointing. (a TIE?!?!) I actually didn’t get to watch the game for two reasons – one, because I totally messed up the time zone so it was over at the time I thought it began, but two, I was busy nursing my poor aching muscles from my first week in CrossFit. And though my feeble attempt at CrossFit this week is nothing compared to what those guys do out there on the soccer field, I do have the utmost respect for the athletes that truly “put it all out there.” When I was asked to participate in a giveaway promoting Do:More this Summer I jumped at the chance.

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This summer Degree Men and Walgreens are celebrating and cheering on U.S. Soccer! As the Official Deodorant of U.S. Soccer, Degree wants to reward fans who Do:More with a great offer. Head in to Walgreens 6/29–7/5 and get 1,000 Balance Rewards points when you buy 2 Degree Men Deodorant products. So move more, cheer more and Do:More this summer with Degree!

Degree is a must have around here – between Mike playing hockey and me taking up random fitness activities every few weeks (my God nothing has compared to CrossFit though… have I mentioned that?) things can get pretty stinky. And Walgreens Balance Rewards Points can be redeemed on other stuff that you buy… ya know, like an enormous bottle of Aleve and trunk load of epsom salts.

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Degree wants you to Do More this summer and try Degree with New, Improved MOTIONSENSE, the only antiperspirant that releases extra protection when you move. Degree with New, Improved MOTIONSENSE™ has been developed to meet different demands for men and women, responding to your body to keep you feeling confident and cool for up to 48 hours. Sounds good to me.

$100 Walgreens Giveaway

I am giving away a $100 Walgreens Gift Card just for letting me know who you are rooting for in the World Cup!!  US only, contest ends on July 4th, winner notified via email from trisha@momdot.com within 48 hours. Winner must respond by July 7th in order to claim prize or new winner is drawn!

GOOD LUCK!

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