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

Purina Literacy 1 If you’re a regular reader, by now you should know that I’m pretty passionate about promoting literacy. If you’re new here, well, I just told you, so now you know. It’s just SO important to every aspect of our lives. Growing up, I didn’t live in an area with a lot of kids. Many of my best friends either had four legs ad fur or lived in between two book covers and in my imagination. I read voraciously. I imagined just as voraciously. I journeyed to distant lands and faraway realms without ever leaving my bed, while my beloved German Shepherd kept watch by my side.

Benefits of Reading to Your Pet

Now that I’m a mom, I want my son to take the same magical reading adventures with his trusty canine companions by his side. Jacob loves reading, but he told me that he doesn’t love reading in front of his classmates. Like me, he prefers to read quietly to himself. He stumbles over the words. I know how he feels. I’ve always been better at writing than speaking. One great way to boost his self-confidence is to give him an audience that never judges: our dogs. Purina Literacy   Reading to pets is beneficial to kids of all ages, from preschoolers just learning to recognize their first words to teenagers preparing for a huge speech. Even as an adult, I sometimes practice what I want to say by talking to my dogs. Just look at Tasha’s rapt attention! Purina Literacy 2 She loves sitting next to him when he’s laying on the floor reading. Cooper, on the other hand, can’t lay still when I have a camera out, but he’s always happy to hear his boy’s voice! Learn more about the benefits of reading to your pets on the Dollar General website. They have some great articles on studies, as well as other tips. Purina Literacy 3

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Help Purina and Dollar General Promote Literacy While Saving Money!

You already know that Dollar General is a fantastic place to save loads of money on all your Purina pet products and Do More With Your Dollar. Now through April 30th, though, you can stretch that dollar even further AND help promote literacy! Dollar General has four digital coupons available right now. For each one redeemed, Purina will donate $1 to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, up to $20,000. These coupons include:

  • 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

Dollar General has such an amazing selection of all your favorite Purina brands. Along with the products mentioned above with the coupons, you’ll also find other favorites like Purina Kit & Kaboodle cat food, Busy Bone Dog treats and my dogs’ personal favorites: Purina Beggin’ Strips! When I’m there, I stock up on my cats’ favorites, like Purina Friskies Party Mix!

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Remember, you have until April 30th to grab those coupons at Dollar General and redeem them in order to trigger the donation to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation! Want to learn more about all the great ways you can Do More With Your Dollar? Join the Twitter Party on 4/15 at 11:00AM EST. Just follow @ModernDayMoms and the #DoMore hashtag!

Want to spread the word to get others to help give back and save money? Take a picture of your child reading to your pets! Share it on your social media and encourage your friends and family to do the same!

Don’t you just love when giving back is so easy AND saves you money? Head to your Dollar General and help Purina promote literacy!

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