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Reading is one of THE most important skills a child will learn. My little guy loves to read, thank goodness. That’s why I’m excited to tell you about what’s going on with Purina and Dollar General! During April, shoppers can Do More With Their Dollar. Not only will they save on Purina pet products, but they will also help improve kids reading skills and self confidence!
Purina has partnered with Dollar General to grow awareness and share the importance of literacy. I had NO idea, but studies have actually shown that when kids read to their pets, their reading skills and confidence improve! Say what??!! How incredibly awesome is that?! I’ve never thought about it before, but it totally makes sense. Sooo, we’re reading to our pet. Little man and daddy are reading a new book to Izzy, our boxer. She’s a captive audience, I tell you.
In 2010, the University of California did a 10-week study where young children read out loud to dogs and the result showed a 12% increase in their reading skills! Kids feel more relaxed and they know that their pets are faithful and true. Kids naturally enjoy interacting with their pets and pets teach so many great lessons to our children. Make sure to visit Dollar General and find out all of the other ways that pets can make a difference in the lives of your kids!
From April 5th – April 30th, 2015, for each of the 4 digital coupons below, Purina will donate $1 to the Dollar General Literacy foundation, up to $20,000. Now you can treat your pets AND help kids improve their reading skills at the same time! Woohooo! Since most of us shop at the Dollar General for household and pet supplies anyway, it just makes sense. These 4 coupons will trigger the donation once they’re redeemed instore. Click here to download them now!
- Save $1.00 on one (1) 12lb bag of Purina® Friskies® Dry Cat Food
- Buy ANY five (5) 5.5oz cans of Purina® Friskies® Wet Cat Food and get one (1) can FREE (up to 50¢)
- Save $1.00 on one (1) 14lb or larger bag of Purina® Alpo® Dry Dog Food
- Save $1.00 on ANY one (1) package of Purina® Tidy Cats® Scoopable Litter
For all of my friends on Twitter, make sure to attend the Twitter party hosted by @ModernDayMoms onApril 15th at 11:00AM EST. These are always so much fun and they always have really great prizes!!