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2014 Atlanta Baby and Child Expo *GIVEAWAY*

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Atlanta Baby and Child Expo 2014

The Atlanta Baby and Child Expo is fast approaching! I had such a delightful time attending last year and the year before that, and am super-excited about it’s upcoming return.  Also, I’m happy to offer tickets to purchase, and a giveaway for one lucky winner, too!  (see details below)

THE premier event for expecting and new parents in the Southeast is returning to the Fox Theater!  We bring in the ultimate in parenting and baby products and professionals.   It’s an elite experience, intimate in setting and not overwhelming.  It’s a party for YOU, the expectant, the new parent, the grandparent and the supporting cast of family and friends.  This event features a Maternity Fashion Show, Red Carpet Photos of attendees as they enter, a Stroller Trial Track, Cravings Corner and so much more!

2014 Atlanta Baby and Child Expo:

April 26, 2014 from  11am to 2:30 pm
(VIP ticket holders get early entry, starting at 10:30am)
Fox Theatre Ballrooms, 660 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Tickets: www.atlantababyandchildexpo.com has all the details and tickets

Not only did I score some cool loot last year, but I also learned quite a bit, and was introduced to some new (to me) products!  Check out the loot from years past:

Atlanta Baby and Child Expo loot

These are the items I *won* from Atlanta Parent Magazine!

Atlanta Baby and Child Expo loot

photo courtesy of My Life as Super Lady

Atlanta Baby and Child Expo loot

photo courtesy of My Life as Super Lady

Purchase tickets for the 2014 Atlanta Baby and Child Expo here*, or you can WIN tickets HERE!!  First, comment below with who in your life is expecting or has a little one (even if it’s YOU.)  Then, enter with the form below for a chance to win!  Good luck, y’all!
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* disclosure: Tickets purchased through my link here generate a small commission for me.  It’s just another small way you can support Atlanta’s Frugal Mom.

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Free Baby Magazines for Expecting Parents

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If you’re expecting, or have a new little one in your life, then I have some great FREE baby magazines offers for you.  Check ’em out, and let me know if you get them!  :o)

Free Baby Magazines for expecting parents

Free Baby Magazines for expecting parentsFree Baby Magazines for expecting parents
Enjoy a FREE subscription to BabyTalk Magazine and a FREE subscription to American Baby Magazine. Signing up for it is simple and easy. Just enter your basic information and the subscription is YOURS — without charge!  I signed up for both BabyTalk and American Baby when I was pregnant with each of my kids, and thoroughly enjoyed getting each!

Go to snag this one — if not for yourself, perhaps for a friend or family member who is expecting.

Finally, here’s a chance to grab Parents Magazine for 2 full years for only $7.99 – this includes all the benefits of their hassle-free automatic renewal guarantee. You also get their Ultimate Birthday Party Planner ABSOLUTELY FREE! (U.S. orders only).

Have you taken advantage of any FREE baby magazines for expecting parents before?  Leave a comment and let me know, and to let other expecting parents know how you liked the deals.  

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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A Dozen Reasons to Read with Your Child

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reasons to read with your child

Do you really need reasons to read with your child???  Parents are told constantly to read to their children, or with their children – but perhaps having a little further explanation would help you understand WHY reading with your children is as essential as brushing your teeth twice a day.  This list is from the Georgia Preschool Association Newsletter.

Reasons to Read with Your Child

  1. Build a lifelong interest in reading.  “Getting children actively involved in the process of reading and having them interact with adults is key in a lifelong interest in reading,” said BeAnn Younker, principal at Battle Ground Middle School in Indiana.
  2. Children whose parents read to them tend to become better readers and perform better in school, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
  3. Reading to children helps them with language and speech development.
  4. Reading expands vocabulary and teachers pronunciation.
  5. Reading to toddlers prepares them for school, when they will need to listen to what is being said to them, similar to what is being read to.
  6. Reading to older children helps them understand grammar and sentence structure.
  7. Children and parents can use reading time as bonding time.  It’s an excellent opportunity for one-on-one communication, and it gives children the attention they crave.
  8. Being read to helps children learn how to express themselves clearly and confidently.
  9. Curiosity, creativity, and imagination are all developed while being read to.
  10. Being read to builds children’s attention spans and helps them hone their listening skills.
  11. Children learn appropriate behavior when they’re read to and are exposed to new situations, making them more prepared when they encounter these situations in real life.
  12. When read to, children are able to experience the rhythm and melody of language, even before they can understand the spoken or printed word.

Now that your motivation to continue reading with your child is renewed, check out these top 10 board books to read to your infant, as well as other  great books picks in my “Whatcha Reading” series.

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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