Do More With Your Dollar and Help Improve Kids Reading Skills

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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This is my son, and his dog, Coco. When Coco’s not attached to my hip, he can be found with Julien. He’s such a good  dog, and a great family pet. He helps teach my son responsibility, patience, and even helps him to read.

My son has blossomed into a great reader over the past year. I buy him books and try and encourage him to read whenever possible. He’s also brought books home from the library and we’ve bought some of our favorite books at the bookstore.

Another way we’ve improved his reading is to encourage him to read to Coco, our family dog. Coco and him spend a lot of time together. He’s a wonderful dog that loves to play in the yard and swim around in the pool as much as he loves to cuddle.

child reading book Here’s Julien reading  one of his favorites, The Cat in the Hat to Coco. Did you know that studies have shown that when children read to pets, their reading skills & confidence improve. That’s amazing right? Maybe that’s why his teacher brags about what a great reader he is when he reads aloud in class?

During April, you can help improve kids reading skills & self-confidence by buying Purina Pet Products at Dollar General. You can “Do More With Your Dollar” and not only save on Purina pet products but help Purina and the Dollar General to achieve the goal of growing awareness of the importance of literacy.

Dollar General carries dog, puppy, cat and kitten  food in both wet and dry forms.  They even have Purina Beneful, in dry and the wet prepared meals. Those prepared meals are perfect for little dogs that are picky eaters.

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Use the digital coupons below  & for each one redeemed from 4/5/2015 through 4/30/2015, Purina will donate $1 to the Dollar General Literacy foundation up to $20,000. Click here to head over to the Dollar General website to get these digital coupons.

  • Save $1.00 on one (1) 12lb bag of Purina® Friskies® Dry Cat Food
  • Buy ANY five (5) 5.5oz cans of Purina® Friskies® Wet Cat Food and get one (1) can FREE (up to 50¢)
  • Save $1.00 on one (1) 14lb or larger bag of Purina® Alpo® Dry Dog Food
  • Save $1.00 on ANY one (1) package of Purina® Tidy Cats® Scoopable Litter

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations and schools that help individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency test, or learn the English language. The contributions from the promotion will be used towards these grants.

yawning dog

Well, I guess that bedtime story really worked on Coco. Hopefully Julien’s reading will have the same affect on his little sister in a few months! Do you have any pictures of your little ones reading to their pets? Be sure to share them on social media and tag @Purina and @DollarGeneral!

Find out more at Dollar General. Be sure to connect with both Dollar General on Facebook and Dollar General on Twitter. And don’t forget to connect with Purina on Facebook and Purina on Twitter too!

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