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Parenting: Inclusive Adventures; BOOK IT! at Pizza Hut

By Karen Motosicky
Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
 

Inclusive Adventures offered in Oakmont for special-needs kids

Oakmont Carnegie Library will host Inclusive Adventures for special-needs kids and their families at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd. The theme is “Halloween.”

There will be snacks and “stations” with crafts, activities such as Play-Doh and Legos, coloring pages and short DVDs.

Families can meet others to relax and talk. Children can explore activities at their pace with no expectation of sitting still.

The program is for special-needs children age 18 and younger. Siblings are welcome. Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is not required. For more information, call Karen Crowell at 412-828-9532.

Reading program enters 28th year in classrooms

BOOK IT!, the national reading incentive program created by Pizza Hut, is beginning its 28th year with enrollment in 680,000 classrooms across the country.

Pizza Hut announced it has joined with author Jeff Kinney and his book series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” for the 2012-13 school year. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is integrated into all BOOK IT! classroom materials and teacher printables at bookitprogram.com.

The new BOOK IT! tagline: “Read Your Heart Out,” is designed to motivate children to make reading an important part of everyday life. The “Read Your Heart Out” Quest involves five steps for young readers: rally readers, track reading minutes, take on the Principal's Challenge, read to help kids who are hungry and share the love of reading. Resources are available for each step of the quest at www.bookitprogram.com/readyourheartout/

Teachers and librarians set monthly goals and present students with a reading award certificate when goals are met. Students take the certificates to a Pizza Hut restaurant, where they are congratulated by a team member and given a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza. There is no purchase necessary, and the pizza can be taken to go.

Visit www.bookitprogram.com.

— Staff reports

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