Sylvan 3rd Grade Books Give Away

As my readers know, Giggles & Sugar Kisses is an advocate of reading. In order to read, you must have a good concept of reading comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. Good reading skills start at home and at an early age. As a lover of books, I started my daughter reading by taking her to the library and later joining book clubs and visiting book fairs.

I decided that I would promote more books on my blog in 2009 and encourage parents to start reading and working with their children early to ensure a successful future. I believe we as adults should be examples for our children.

I was thrilled when Meg Rushton, Associate Publicist, from Random House asked me to review 3rd and 4th grade vocabulary/spelling activity and exercise books on my blog. I decided to use my niece and nephew to test the books. Both are in the 3rd grade.

They both enjoyed the activities and both did well. The books allow children to check their answers, they have Check It, the answers on various pages. What’s interesting is my niece is in a private school and getting a first rate education. Her tuition is more per year than some people’s salary. Her environment is small classes and unlimited attention from her teachers. My nephew attends a public school with classes of 20 – 25 other children and limited attention from his teachers.

My nephew did well because he receives unlimited attention at home and is encouraged to spend time reading, doing his home work daily, and being challenged with activitiy books and computer games that support education.

The books we tested are used by Sylvan Learning. Sylvan has been in business for thirty years and is a trusted partner with parents across the country. Their workbooks are fun, feature activities, stories, and games for all ages. Students have proven that they can develop skills needed to achieve the highest academic levels by using their books.

We’re giving away two 3rd Grade workbooks, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Success. You could be a winner. Here’s how: Visit Sylvan Learning and browse their site. Leave a comment on what books would benefit your children and a valid email address. Give Away ends April 1, 2009 at midnight and open to US Residents 18+ only. Posts with invalid email addresses will be disqualified.

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  3. Third Grade Vocabulary would be great!

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  6. Kindergarten Reading Readiness is always a good choice. Thanks.

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  7. My grandson is going into the third grade next year and I would like the Reading Comprehension series because I believe being able to understand and retain what you read to be very important.  I already subscribe to your email and blog.

  8. I follow your blog

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  10. I love the Complete Learning Kits for each grade! I think they’re a comprehensive approach to learning – my child is ahead of her peers and I like to give her options to learn on her own.  Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. I subscribed to your blog.

  12. The 5th grade writing book looks very interesting!

  13. The kindergarten reading readiness 🙂

  14. My son would most benefit from Third Grade Super Reading Success.

  15. We could use the Third Grade Spelling Success!

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  17. Fourth Grade Reading Comprehension Success..would be great for next year.



  18. We could also use the 3rd grade spelling success book. Thanks for the contest.

  19. My Daughter could very much use the Third Grade Reading Sucess books since she missed so much of
    2nd grade due to illness.

  20. It would be great for my son!

  21. I got page not found from your link

    Beginning learning set

  22. this would be great for my daughter. I homeschool her and this would fit in our agenda. I would also like math for the 3rd grade, Thank you for the great contest

  23. I am a follower.  thanks,

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  25. The spelling success books look great too!  thanks,

  26. Third grade reading success complete learning system but also on sylvan learning they offer free things and currently you can get free math tips and games
    just thought I would share

  27. The fourth grade writing books would be useful for my son.

  28. Kindergarten Reading Readiness and Language Arts Success would be good for my daughter. Thanks for offering such a beneficial contest!

  29. What I really like about Sylvan is that they individualize the instruction to meet the needs of the student. Though it would be ideal to be able to do this in the classroom, it isn’t always feasible!

  30. We like the Kindergarten Beginning Word Games workbook for the youngest.
    paryjeja at sbcglobal dot net

  31. I could use the writing books for my 8 year old

  32. I think both of my sons could use writing books (1st grade and 5th grade) because their handwriting is atrocious!

  33. my third grader could benefit while keeping up her reading skills over the summer.

  34. the kindergarten books would be best for my older son at this stage in life

  35. Would love the vocabulary books.

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  36. The super reading success workbook sounds like it would be really useful.  Thanks for the chance.

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  39. 3rd Grade Vocabulary Success would be great for my grandkids.

  40. My kiddo would LOVE this!! Thanks for the chance.

  41. Third Grade Reading Comprehension Success (Sylvan Workbooks)
    Third Grade Spelling Success (Sylvan Workbooks
    ) Third Grade Vocabulary Success (Sylvan Workbooks)

  42. I think the 5th grade writing book and also 2nd grade writing book would be perfect for us.

  43. My daughter could use the Third Grade Vocabulary Success workbooks.

  44. Would love to have this for my kids! Thanks

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  47. The third grade reading comprehension book would be GREAT for us.

  48. My son could really use the 3rd grade reading workbook. Thanks for sharing these!

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  49. I subscribe via Google Reader
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  50. My daughter is good at math, but bad with spelling and vocabulary, so those would belp her a lot!allmycrazycats AT

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  53. I would love the Third Grade Reading Success Complete Learning Kit. Both of my boys are way behind in reading. I have tried many different programs and games and nothing seems to have helped. I have heard a lot of good things about this program and would love to give it a chance. Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  56. Third Grade Spelling Success would be great for us.

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  60. I have a second grader who would benefit greatly from this.  The Third Grade Reading Comprehension Success looks just perfect for her!

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  63. The third grade reading books would be very helpful.

  64. I think my son, who is in 2nd grade, would benefit from the Writing Success Program. He has very strong Math and reading skills, but struggles with writing.

  65. Malaika says:

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  66. Malaika says:

    I could really use the Beginning Learning set for my youngest son whose almost four.

    The third grade books would be for my daughter.

  67. I’m a follower.

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  69. The Fifth Grade Write book would be very useful for my grandson. He needs to improve in that. Thank you!

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  71. kindergarten reading readiness and language arts success would be good for us right now

  72. The 3rd grade Super Reading Success books would probably be the most useful for us.  I have twin second-graders, but the 2nd grade books won’t be available until August.  So the 3rd grade ones would be the best to tuck away until they’re ready.
    YiddishBitterRose at gmail dot com

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  75. The third grade vocabulary and spellings workbooks would be a great benefit.  Thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. the vocabulary books look great

  79. We could really use the Third Grade Reading Success: Complete Learning Kit.  My son is being tested for speech next week and I think this would help tremendously!

    bettinawellmaker at gmail dot com