BALTIMORE, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Education Association's Read Across America and to help cultivate and encourage a love of reading in the new academic year, Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure is teaming up with LeapFrog, the leader in educational entertainment for kids, to launch a new reading contest with prizes for both individual students and classrooms.
Sylvan Learning, North America's leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels, will run this contest exclusively on Book Adventure from March 1st through April 1st 2013. Children aged 4-8 can join the contest for a chance to win prizes. Teachers and their classes can participate by joining the Classroom Contest. The prize packages include LeapFrog's #1 selling* Tag™ Reading System and its interactive books that help children learn to read. With Tag, stories spring to life with beloved character voices, exciting sound effects and fun activities to make reading a rich, fulfilling experience.
"Strong reading skills are incredibly important for all subjects in school, and as we celebrate Read Across America in the month of March, we hope students will use this free, fun contest to continue to improve their reading ability," says Julia Fitzgerald, chief marketing officer, Sylvan Learning. "The more children read, the more they'll enjoy reading, and the better readers they're likely to become," she added.
The contest offers exciting prizes, including:
- Classroom Prizes: Three winning classrooms will receive a LeapFrog prize pack valued at $750 each.
- Individual Prizes: TEN individual students who win the contest will receive a LeapFrog prize pack valued at $250 each.
"We are very excited to partner with an organization like Sylvan to encourage children to develop a love of reading," said Greg Ahearn, chief marketing officer at LeapFrog. "For more than 18 years, LeapFrog has helped millions of children learn to read with award-winning solutions. Every book or map in the vast Tag library has been developed and approved by LeapFrog's highly experienced team of learning experts to ensure it is age appropriate and engaging."
LeapFrog is the leading brand in educational entertainment and reading has always been at the core of LeapFrog's learning promise. Recommended by 99 percent of teachers,** the #1 selling Tag Reading System teaches kids how to read on their own by guiding them through each step in the learn-to-read journey. The Tag library features more than 80 interactive books, puzzles, maps and more, organized by series: Get Ready to Read, Early Reading, Read on Your Own and Learn Through Reading.
To participate in the contest, visit http://www.bookadventure.com. Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Participating students and schools use Book Adventure to create personalized book lists and take quizzes on the books they read off-line. Students create their own book lists from over 8,000 recommended titles. Book Adventure is created and maintained by Sylvan Learning.
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LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog's award-winning product portfolio helps millions of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms and toys. The Learning Path, LeapFrog's proprietary online destination for parents and extended family, provides personalized feedback on a child's learning progress and offers product recommendations to enhance each child's learning experience. Through the power of play, LeapFrog's products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success. LeapFrog's products are available in more than 45 countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Come see the learning at www.leapfrog.com.
*U.S. Source: The NPD Group/Consumer Tracking Service; Preschool Electronic Learning, Reading System brands in Dollars, Annual 2010 (excluding gaming systems).
**Based on a 2010 survey conducted by LeapFrog of U.S. teachers participating in its Tag Kindergarten Program, who received Tag School Reading Systems from LeapFrog for use in their classrooms.
SOURCE Sylvan Learning