Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Enjoy Education with Your Child: GenZ Read Together Program

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I received a free trial as compensation.  
The opinions are my own.


I had the privilege a year ago to homeschool my oldest son through kindergarten.  It was so rewarding to sit beside him, teach him how to read or express his creativity, and really watch his brain grasp onto concepts he would use the rest of his life.  Sending him to 1st grade at a public school this year made me nervous.  The majority of his learning is now done with his teacher (who thankfully has turned out to be amazing) and I miss that personal interaction we had working side by side.  Not wanting to over-work him after he gets home from a long day at school, I've been looking for simple ways to still sit down and spend some fun educational time with him.  Signing up for the new email subscription service, GenZ, has allowed me to do that in a current and enjoyable way. 

GenZ Read Together (www.genZreadtogether.com) emails wonderful real-life stories and activities each day to parents’ smartphones, tablets or computers. Whether it's at breakfast, bus stop, or bedtime -- GenZ makes it convenient to read about amazing people, places and things. 

Created by educators and award-winning children's writers, stories are written at two levels, for children in grades K-2 and 3-5.  Titles include:
The Atocha (world's greatest treasure hunter), Captain Sully Saves the Day, The Chilean Miners' Rescue, Wilt Scores 100 Points!, Owen and Mzee - an Unusual Friendship, The Invention of Velcro, and hundreds more!
Buried Alive! The Chilean Miners Rescue
I love that many of the stories available are fairly current topics.  The Chilean Miners Rescue, Captain Sully landing his airplane in the Hudson, or even a bio of Lady Gaga.  The information is presented in an age appropriate way.  There are comprehension questions to discuss, and pop quiz questions. 
Each story has several layers of activities to complete together with your child.  As you progress, your child earns points towards sweepstakes items.  This part seems a little hokey to me, but if you're using GenZ to engage with your child on a meaningful level, then throwing in a chance to win a Chipotle gift card can just be icing on the cake.
I appreciate companies that promote interaction between parents and their children. I'm excited to read more stories from GenZ with my boys and I hope you'll give it a try as well!
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25 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

This is great. My first grader is still in the process of learning (he pretty much has it down, but needs a little help sometimes), so this would be great for him!

Jennifer Williams said...

I am homeschooling my youngest and love watching him learn his abc's and numbers. I am with you- story time and a chance at a Chipotle Gift Card, I am there.

Chrishelle Ebner said...

This would be great for kids in traditional school as well. They tend to not get enough current events info in public school. Kids in Becca's HS thinks she is a little weird because she reads the Fox news page every morning.

MikiHope said...

I have no children but this certainly looks like a great way to combine education, fun and time together.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

I love that this program focuses on positive current events and stories! There is far too much negative in the news; cause that's what "sells" but I don't want my kids to be hearing all that all the time. This is a much better way to educate them.

Rachee said...

What a great idea! Reading and learning about positive things sounds like a good deal.

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

This is assign awesome idea! We hoMeschool and I can see something kiss this being totally beneficial.

Theresa said...

I also think it's great they focus on current events. It's a great conversation starter when kids can talk about what is going on in the world with their parents!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

This is a neat idea and helps you keep up on current events and discuss them with your kids.

Ashley Gill said...

I will have to consider this for when my daughter starts to understand things in the news. There is so much bad in the news these days.. a little positive news would do some good!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a great sounding app I love having easy access to all sorts of answers :) x

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I really love that this app contains stories about current topics. Too many texts online are outdated and students cannot relate to them.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

It is great that you have help in keeping up with what is current. Very important. And very nice to keep it positive.

Tina said...

What a great idea! I did my best to teach my kids through reading newspapers, but it often did not engage them. This seems the perfect way to get them interested in current events!

mail4rosey said...

This is a neat idea, and I like that they make sure it's age-appropriate so the kids can really 'get it.'

Pam said...

I love this! Real life stories that elementary age students can read and relate to. Hopefully this gives more opportunities for discussion at the dinner table or during family time.

Kay Adeola said...

This app sounds really great i would love to have something like that for the kiddies here.

Growing Up Madison said...

Sounds like a great app. I've never heard of them before now. Will have to give them a look into. I have kids and anything to help them learn I love.

Teresa McCluskey said...

I have never heard of genz but I am putting it on my list! Sounds like a really good app!

Crystal Green said...

I haven't heard about this before. It sounds really good. I believe my kids would enjoy it.

Melanie said...

What a great post.. we are currently in the middle of learning to read with my Kindergartner; I love seeing her progress day by day... thanks for sharing

Patricia Woolverton said...

Sounds like a great thing to have bonding time together. I never heard of Genz before but sounds like a great program.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Sounds great - very interactive and it gives a bonding time together which is simply perfect!

Robyn Good said...

Great concept for homeschooling. My daughter is only two though :)

Courtney Pies said...

I love that they have these books! I love the idea behind this program! Parents and children definitely need to be reading together more often!