Last week a friend of mine recommended a book series to me that she recently came across called Go! Go! Sports Girls. My friend has a PhD in Reading/ Children’s Literature as well as a daughter who is active in sports so I knew if she recommended the book series it must be good! She thought one in particular would fit right in with the Run with Me Kids mission and she was right! I read the first one to my daughter and we were hooked!
Ella is a little girl who wants her own dog but her parents don’t think she’s quite ready for the responsibility yet. She decides to start walking her neighbors dog which soon leads to running. Pretty soon Ella is literally running her own neighborhood dog run/ walking business. She slowly recruits her own family members to help her. At first each family member has a reason why they can’t but once they start to help it turns out to be a great way for them to exercise too. In the end they all decide to run in a local 5k together. There’s a great message in this story about learning responsibility and working together as a family. I also love the fun facts about running that are sprinkled throughout the book.
The entire Go! Go! Sports Girls series promotes the benefits of exercise, eating right, and overall health. Each book also comes with it’s very own doll dressed in character. The books encourage good self-esteem and include a positive message. I especially like that the books include the importance of family and working together. I would recommend these books to every family with young kids!
The wonderful folks at Go! Go! Sports Girls have offered the Run with Me Kids readers a 20% off discount off all series products from now through February 2nd. At the checkout just enter the code: GGSG20.
We will also be giving away one copy of the book Runner Girl Ella’s Story and the doll Ella to a Run with Me Kids reader!
Giveaway will run now through 11:59 pm (e.s.t.) on January 31st. To enter, just like Go! Go! Sports Girls and Run with Me Kids on Facebook and follow Go! Go! Sports Girls and @RunwithMeKids on Twitter. For an extra entry, you can tweet about the giveaway as well. Then, please comment below if you have done any of these things.