Celebrating Thank-O-Rama Month with Mo Willems

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Disney Book Group. The opinions and text are all mine. We are celebrating Thank-O-Rama month with Mo Willems and the new book in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series, Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! book. #ReadMoWillems

Mo Willems’ annual Thank-O-Rama is a month long celebration derived from the final book in the Elephant & Piggie series, The Thank You Book. It’s a celebration of thanking all, especially children, for being readers. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series created and coedited by Mo Willems. The series features exciting new stories from renowned, award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators. Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! by Dan Santat is the 6th book in the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series and is in stores now.

As part of our summer break routine, we start each day with listing what we are thankful for on our chalkboard table runner. The runner is just chalkboard contact paper laid on top of a regular tablecloth. At the end of summer, our table runner will be filled with everything we are grateful for. The adorable Elephant & Piggie chalk we received was the perfect tool for this! So far the kids have listed things like family, friends, books and the list continues to grow each day. Starting each day with gratitude gets our day started off on the right track with a good dose of positivity.

Also part of our summer break routine, we start each day with 30 minutes of reading time. Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! is a new favorite in our book collection. This early-reader book is recommended for ages 6-8 and is all about friendship and imagination, two very important concepts for this age group. This book was easy enough for my new reader to read, but still entertaining for my 8 year old who is all about elaborate pretend play at the moment.

Just for fun, we disguised ourselves as Elephant and Piggie (like Harold and Hog do!) during our morning reading time. Make reading fun and kids will love to read.Thank-O-Rama is a fun way to do just that! Visit ThankORama.com for many fun activities to do at home!

How will you be encourage being Thank-O-Rama thankful? Make a batch of Pigeon inspired fizzy bath salts to gift to your friends, a great way to say thank you for their friendship!


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