CLOSED! Let’s Fix Dinner by Todd Parr – Children’s Book Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 20, 2010

Update: Here are the lucky winners!

Cortney said, “I’m a subscriber and Facebook fan.”

Leeanna said, “Our dinner time conversations always start with “what dumb thing did you do today?”. It started because I had a particulary bad day and I was telling them all the dumb things I did during the day and the kids thought it was so funny. So that is what is said everytime we sit down for dinner now…. humor always is good during dinner.”

Shannon P. said, “We usually can’t get them to STOP talking at dinner (or any other time, for that matter!). I love, love, love our family dinner times. It’s the only time everybody is sitting (relatively) still. My kids are 5, 3, and 1. We talk about our day, preschool, Kindergarten, what we’re doing that evening, what the schedule for the next day is, etc. And then we laugh … a lot … at all sorts of funny things they say and do. :)”

Laura P. said, “We start off with “So, how was your day?”"

Aileen said, “Every night my two-year old asks Daddy “How was your day?” which is just so cute and endearing he can’t help but answer her then ask how her day was. Then we tell him all about what she did that day, which usually makes her smile and it builds her conversation skills and memory.”

Stouffer’s and Todd Parr, best selling author and illustrator, have teamed up to create a new limited edition children’s book called LET’S FIX DINNER…because they know that when families come together at dinnertime, wonderful things can happen.

Also, Todd Parr has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity (a community building service near and dear to our hearts) to help those a little less fortunate be able to experience the many benefits of family dinner. All net proceeds of the Let’s Fix Dinner book will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. (Yeah!)

This book has an EXCELLENT message about the importance of eating together as a family as often as you can.  Not only do I love this book and its message, but the boys have gotten a kick out of the book, it’s fantastic illustrations…plus it’s easy to read. Perfect for early readers!

So we’re giving away 5 prize packs this week.  Each prize pack includes a copy of Todd Parr’s Let’s Fix Dinner book, as well as a set of 4 matching “You are Invited for Dinner” placemats for your family.

Entry details below…

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Wednesday, September 22nd at 5 pm EST.

  • Entry #1: Leave a comment sharing your family’s “conversation starter” at dinner time.

2. Winners will be selected by Random.org. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

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Rachel September 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

We start with “How was your day at school?” It’s boring, but I have boys that simply will not “volunteer” any information at all unless I ask!

Rachel September 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

I’m an email subscriber!

LisaE September 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

My dinner time conversation starter is asking my 2 girls what they did in school today. When they say “nothing”, I move on to asking about any good plans they have with friends and that usually will start the conversation ball rolling!

LisaE September 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

I am an email subscriber!

Karen September 21, 2010 at 10:47 am

I’ll ask what was your “high” and “low”…the best and worst thing that happened today.

Leeanna September 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

Our dinner time conversations always start with “what dumb thing did you do today?”. It started because I had a particulary bad day and I was telling them all the dumb things I did during the day and the kids thought it was so funny. So that is what is said everytime we sit down for dinner now…. humor always is good during dinner.

Aileen September 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

Every night my two-year old asks Daddy “How was your day?” which is just so cute and endearing he can’t help but answer her then ask how her day was. Then we tell him all about what she did that day, which usually makes her smile and it builds her conversation skills and memory.

Staci A September 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm

To get my son talking, I ask him to tell me something he loved from his day and something he learned. Once he gets started, he usually has a ton to say!

Staci A September 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I follow on Twitter @MommaStaciA

Staci A September 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm

And I subscribe in reader. Thanks!

katklaw777 September 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I find that if I offer something good about my day, the response is something good that happened in their day and the discussion just seems to blossom, thanks.

katklaw777 September 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I subscribe via email.

Musheera September 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

My conversation starter is “How was your day”

Musheera September 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I’m an email subscriber!

Musheera September 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I’m a FB fan!

Danyelle September 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I subscribe via google reader.

Danyelle September 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm

I follow you on twitter.

Crystal S September 21, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Sadly my conversation starter usually begins with telling my son why he needs to sit down at the table and eat his dinner…. he is two!

Crystal S September 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm

subscribe by email

christine September 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

our family dinner conversation starts with me saying: DD tell daddy what we did today, or DS tell daddy about . . . (something about school he is proud of, we homeschool) yesterday it was that big word you read, today it was his math test.

dawn F September 21, 2010 at 9:37 pm

My son would love this book. He loves to help me cook dinner.

Michelle September 22, 2010 at 9:46 am

I am a Facebook fan!

Michelle September 22, 2010 at 9:47 am

I am an email subscriber!

Jenny September 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I’m an RSS subscriber!

Jenny September 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

We usually start dinner by asking my son what he did in school that day. Even in 1st grade we often get ‘I don’t know’. So we have to do lots more prompting.

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