Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009
As I’ve posted before, I’m having a little bit of a hard time saying goodbye to summer. Thank goodness, my job here at Education.com has put a little “happily” in the ever after of summer. As you hopefully know, this summer we held our first ever Summer Activities Challenge. In this summer long contest, we challenged families to do at least 20 different Education.com activities together. Those who completed the Challenge earned a personalized Certificate of Achievement and were entered to win one of 100 LEGO Creator Mini Sets or a new Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook.
We were SO excited about the results! We had over 2,000 families join us in the challenge. Many of them wrote to us to tell us about their experiences and said things like:
- My grandkids and I have had more fun doing projects from your site. They are 4, 2 1/2 and 2 years old. The ideas I got from you brought so much fun for us, helped the kids learn so many things and brought us all closer. Thank You So Much! It made our summer!
- I just wanted you to know I was so pleased I came across your web-site this was so great-I had to work this summer but it gave us a chance to do things together that did not take a lot of time for the most part and even my 19 year old got into the act and helped her brother. I have you bookmarked can not wait for next summers’ activities GREAT JOB!
- Many thanks for all the summer fun. I’ve been telling all my friends about your great site.
- I enjoy your [Summer Activities Challenge ] e-mails so much. I use your ideas many times each week. They come in handy when we get tired of playing and need something new to do. Keep up the good work. Very much appreciated.
- We had a terrific and active summer thanks to Education.com’s Summer Activity Challenge!!!
And now I have the GREAT honor of announcing the grand prize winner of this year’s Summer Activities Challenge – Tamara Schoch! Congratulations Tamara! We hope you and your family enjoy the new laptop…and don’t forget to add Education.com to your ‘favorites’ list! Congratulations too to the 100 families who won Lego sets and to ALL families who participated, avoided the summer slide, and had fun learning together. We can’t wait to see you all again for next year’s Summer Challenge! And stay tuned to our site – a new Activities Photo Contest will be announced soon!