Teach kids to fall in love with reading with Storia {giveaway}

Last year, when I was at BlogHer, I had the privilege of touring the Scholastic store and learning about their Storia e-reading app (for iPad/Android/PC). I love this app for many reasons, including the many amazing book offerings from Scholastic! When I recently talked about the dangers of technology for our children, one of the points I loved was using these tools to encourage reading.

We love Scholastic books like Clifford and Fly Guy and of course, anything by Mo Willems. I am a big Hunger Games fan myself, even though my boys won’t be reading those for a few more years.


The Storia app is a free, kid friendly e-reader that organizes all of your Storia books on bookshelves for each child. When you download your free app, they even give you 5 free books to get you started!

We recently downloaded an enhanced e-book from the Fly Guy series and Oscar loves that he can listen to it and “read” it himself. At the end of the book, there are three questions about the story for Oscar to answer. It’s a great listening/learning tool in addition to a fun story!


Win a gift card!

Scholastic wants to give two Lil-Kid-Things readers a chance to download even more books using Storia by giving away two $10 gift cards! Hooray for free books!

To enter, leave me a comment with your favorite children’s book (or your child’s current favorite). 

For extra entries, spread the word about this contest via Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ (once per network). Make sure to leave a link in a separate comment for each thing you do so you get credit for it!

Feel free to copy/paste this update to make it simple –

Enter to win a $10 gift card for Storia e-books from @Scholastic and @AndreaUpdyke | http://justisafourletterword.com/teach-kids-to-fall-in-love-with-reading-with-storia-giveaway/

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm, February 18, 2013. U.S. entries only please. Good luck!

Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card to help promote this app and giveaway. All opinions are my own. Two (2) winners will be randomly selected from the comments and notified via email.