Read Conmigo Debuts Summer Story Collection

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Read Conmigo, the award-winning bilingual literacy campaign for children sponsored by Infinity Auto Insurance, is pleased to announce the two latest digital books from its reading collection, “Un Regalo Nuevo para Violeta” (Violet’s New Gift) and “Cristina Cabral descubre su Pasión” (Cristina Cabral Finds Her Passion).

Read Conmigo, the award-winning bilingual literacy campaign for children sponsored by Infinity Auto Insurance, is pleased to announce the two latest digital books from its reading collection, “Un Regalo Nuevo para Violeta” (Violet’s New Gift) and “Cristina Cabral descubre su Pasión” (Cristina Cabral Finds Her Passion).

The latest additions to Read Conmigo’s catalog are fully bilingual. “Un Regalo Nuevo para Violeta” and Cristina Cabral descubre su pasión” are written in English and Spanish and both will be available in digital form to students, parents and teachers who are signed up for the program. It also will be available on Read Conmigo’s e-bookshelf. “Un Regalo Nuevo para Violeta” is available in print.

In “Un Regalo Nuevo para Violeta,” the protagonist (Violet) learns the importance of friendship. Violet began ignoring her friends to go home and play on her gaming device. Once she realized that she missed spending quality time with her friends, she apologized and was forgiven. The tale explores how technology can get in the way of friendships.

“Cristina Cabral descubre su Pasión” tells the story of the protagonist’s (Cristina) summer adventure with her friends. By participating in her friend’s favorite summer activities, Cristina discovers her passion and in turn, her performance for the Summer Sizzle Talent Show.

“These books are a perfect way for parents to continue to promote reading, especially during the summer while kids are away from school,” said Greg Fasking, vice president of Consumer Marketing for Infinity Auto Insurance. “In order to keep reading fun and exciting for children, parents, guardians and teachers also can visit the Read Conmigo website to download a variety of activities that promote literacy. Each story comes with a set of comprehension questions that allow for an exchange of ideas and discussion between adults and children.”

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PBS Parents offer these summer reading tips to encourage children to read and promote a positive attitude towards reading and writing:

  •     Pick reading material relating to summer activities for the child to complete.
  •     Read a book that has been made into a movie and share the similarities and differences between them.
  •     Check out the events taking place at your local library.
  •     Start a book club with your child’s friends and parents. During play dates, the children can share what their favorite part of the book was.
  •     Involve your child in planning your family vacation by reading books about the history of the destination, the people, etc.
  •     Choose a reading theme for the summer, before starting school to help your child become an expert on the subject matter.
  •     Sign up for a reading service subscription, like Read Conmigo, to maintain your child’s interest in reading.

ReadConmigo.org hosts one of the nation’s few completely bilingual online libraries, with downloadable e-books compatible with computers, tablets and smartphones. Read Conmigo also recently launched its newest free interactive app, Mary la Mariposa and her Friends, which allows young children to read at a pace they are comfortable with, or they can follow along as the app reads to them in both English and Spanish.

For more information about Read Conmigo visit http://www.readconmigo.org. Continue the conversation on social media by liking us on Facebook.com/ReadConmigo and following us on Twitter.com/ReadConmigo.

About the Read Conmigo Bilingual Literacy Campaign: Read Conmigo, sponsored by Infinity Auto Insurance, is a parent-focused bilingual literacy campaign that encourages Hispanic parents to read to their children at home through the distribution of free English-Spanish children's books. The program has already distributed more than 800,000 free books to classrooms and Hispanic families, and receives support from more than 10,000 educators. The campaign creates opportunities for new Hispanic authors and illustrators.

About Infinity: Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation is a national provider of personal automobile insurance with a concentration on nonstandard auto insurance. Its products are offered through a network of approximately 12,500 independent agencies and brokers. For more information about Infinity, please visit http://www.infinityauto.com.

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