Sunday, September 13, 2009

MSN Mom's Homeroom Website/Mini-Wheats Blog Tour

I'm a big fan of Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats. We keep our pantry stocked with the regular, bited size, fiber packed cereal. (I like to buy in bulk!) My son absolutely loves to eat the cereal soaked in a bowl full of milk each morning for breakfast.

School is back in session and Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats wants to assist moms in helping their children succeed in school. They recently teamed up with and created Mom's Homeroom, an online resource and community packed full of Scholastic and Encarta articles, printables and several other tools specifically geared toward moms. The website also features four expert moms in unscripted video segments. Topics covered include:

● Writing ● Back to School ● Reading ● Giving Back ● Attentiveness ● Learning ● Memory

I checked out the reading and writing resources and found a number of helpful tips and interesting articles. For instance, the article "Could My Kid Write a Bestseller?" talks about famous kids in publishing like Mary Shelley and Christopher Paolini and discusses how the publishing world works. "The Library Card -- a Parent's Best Friend" is an especially appropriate article for the month of September. (September is Library Card Sign-up Month). One article titled "The Rhyming Game" gives instructions on how to create a neat homemade book of rhymes. I'm always looking for new ideas on how to help my children succeed academically. Though I doubt I'll participate in the community portion myself, Mom's Homeroom is a great way to reach out to all those moms looking for additional information and the articles provided on the site are helpful and diverse. The website is updated twice a month and influenced by users' interests.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.