STOP THE SUMMER SLIDE! CRICKET MEDIA INVITES FAMILIES EVERYWHERE TO BUG CAMP 2017 A FREE SUMMER READING PROGRAM LAUNCHING JUNE 5

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Nine Weeks of Ad-Free Stories, Games and Activity Ideas, as part of Cricket Media’s Keeping Tech in Check Initiative, Available FREE to Everyone Via keepingtechincheck.com.

 

Research shows that just two or three hours a week of reading helps stop the “summer slide,” where children lose months of academic achievement through inactivity. This summer, families everywhere are invited to discover a world of adventure and learning with Cricket Media’s free BUG CAMP 2017.  Created with engaging content from Cricket Media’s award-winning and ad-free magazines for children and teens, BUG CAMP offers an interactive way to get the family reading and stop the summer slide!

 

Launching on keepingtechincheck.com on June 5, Cricket Media’s BUG CAMP 2017 will offer nine weeks of reading-focused fun, from downloadable stories and games, to recipes and easy craft ideas, and outdoor activities, all crafted by Cricket Media magazine editors for various age and grade levels.  From Day #1, kids may download the colorfully illustrated story, “A Day at the Pond” (originally published in CLICK magazine) and learn all about the animals, plants and environment in a summery pond through the week. Other weekly themes will include

“My Backyard,” “Travel,” “Sports,” “The Environment,” “Fourth of July,” “The Beach,”

“Gardening,” “Art” and “Night/Camping/Hiking”.  Kids, parents, and caregivers may grab great ideas to fill their summer days with engaging activities tied to each week’s reading, like making a water scope to view pond life, playing a “Nature Detective Bingo” game, or making dragonflies out of pretzels.

 

BUG CAMP 2017 is a feature of Cricket Media’s new Keeping Tech in Check initiative, launched this spring in conjunction with the Parents’ Choice Foundation.  A “Random Activity Generator” at keepingtechincheck.com will lead to even more ideas for family activities this summer. With the tagline, “a balance, not a ban,” Keeping Tech in Check offers a wealth of tools, tips and resources to help families find the right balance between technology and real-life experiences.

 

Also in June, Cricket Media joins with PBS Parents to help bridge the summer learning gap through PBS’ annual summer learning initiative, “Summer of Adventure.” Families may download Cricket Media’s free “My Nature Journal” at PBS Parents’ summer site: http://www.pbs.org/parents/summer/.

 

As a special deal to get summer reading rolling, Cricket Media is offering a “3 for 5” magazine exclusive subscription deal, available only from Cricket’s online store. Families may order 3 magazines for $5, for a limited time, from https://shop.cricketmedia.com/3-for-5.

 

Credit: CRICKET MEDIA

Cricket Media, Inc. is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families, and teachers across the world. Cricket Media’s 11 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug®, Ladybug®, Cricket® and Cobblestone™. The Company’s innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include CricketTogether™, an employee engagement eMentoring program that builds literacy and problem-solving skills that expand students’ world views as well as the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration. Cricket Media serves millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China’s leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.cricketmedia.com.

Photo:Bug Camp bug by artist Michael Chesworth.

 

 

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