Mark My Time – Digital Bookmark (Review & Giveaway – Closed)

I love reading. If I weren’t so busy, I’d constantly be sitting somewhere with a good book in my hand. Right now, though, my reading time consists of an early-morning visit with my Bible or reading time with the kids throughout the day.

One thing that I encourage my kids to do is take some time every day to read. While we read books (sometimes all day long, and it’s the same books over and over again) during the day, Ashley and Zander are each required to put in 20 minutes of quiet reading time per day. I take that time to read to Lucy, Jace, and Parker.

I recently had the opportunity to test out the digital bookmark from Mark My Time. Before I get to our review, here’s a little information about Mark My Time from their website:

mark-my-time, LLC, is a Phoenix-based designer and developer of innovative educational products designed to facilitate the learning process. We are committed to supporting educators, librarians and families in their effort to make learning easier and more enjoyable.

The company’s premier product—the mark-my-time digital bookmark—was introduced to the mass retail market in 2004. The company’s products are sold through a number of leading retailers and can also be ordered directly through the web site. 

My Review of Mark-My-Time
Mark My Time sent me two of their digital bookmarks. One to review (pink) and one to giveaway (green). As I stated above, reading is a very big deal in this house, and I love anything that encourages my kids to read more.

While Zander wasn’t too thrilled about using a pink bookmark, he did love that it has a clock on it, and you can set it to time how long you read.

There are several modes to the digital bookmark: A clock, a timer, and a count up setting. The clock is great just for when you need to see what time it is. The timer is perfect for when your child doesn’t necessarily want to sit down and read. The little alarm that sounds at the end of the set time is great for letting them know their time is up. The count up setting is perfect for setting larger goals – weekly or monthly – and helping kids achieve them. That’s how Zander likes to use the bookmark. He set a goal of reading 4 hours in one week. (His goal, not mine.) He used the bookmark each day to track his time. He ended up passing the 4 hour goal in just 3 days! He ended up with just over 8 hours of reading time – more than doubling the goal that he’d set for himself. (Yes, he loves reading.)

If you are struggling with getting your child to read this summer, I’d encourage you create a reading chart. Grab a Mark-My-Time digital bookmark, set a daily reading goal, and then reward them when they’ve filled up their chart. It’s a great way to get them reading more, and it will help aid with spelling, grammar, and their writing skills. And, it’s just a really great way to spend some quiet time together.

The Mark My Time digital bookmark can be found at the following locations (taken from their “Where to buy” page):


Internet sites

Target.com

Amazon.com

Catalogue Sales
Really Good Stuff
203-261-1920 x194
Calloway House, Inc
717-299-5703 x323

www.callowayhouse.com

You can also check to see where to purchase it locally on their “Where to Buy Page.” Just select your state in the box, click “Go” and a list of local retailers will pop up.

We love the Mark-My-Time digital bookmark here in the Vinez house. It gets 2 thumbs up from all of us!

Now, we get to share this fantastic product with you! We’ve got a bright green Mark-My-Time digital bookmark to give away to one of our 5 Vinez Monkeys readers.

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Disclaimer:  I was contacted by a PR rep from Falls Communications on behalf of Mark-My-Time. I was sent the products necessary to create this review and giveaway. I was in no other way compensated for this post, and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Angie Vinez (2872 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



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    Jenn S. says:

    Well, I read a lot and let them see me reading and enjoying reading. We go to the library once a week and have joined the summer bookclub there. Sometimes we will pick a book and have a mini party around the books theme.

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    hondaray6 says:

    Luckily reading seems to be an inherited gene in this family! Both my DH and I have always read a lot and all 6 kids caught the habit. Now the grandkids are following suit. I'll never forget a Sunday when my kids were like 8-15. They had a friend stop in and he commented that visiting us was like stopping by the library! 😉 The whole family was draped around the family room reading! I'd use this bookmark as reward for a 10 yr old grand daughter who read 109 books last year! Yup- I'm a proud grandma!

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    They participate in the summer reading program at the library where they win prizes based on the number of books and pages they read and I am an avid reader also and get them books they have movies based on them also
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    I have to bribe my son to get him to read…Nothing big, but maybe an extra half hour before bed time, or a favorite snack. I know, it's bad, but he HATES to read.

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    Karianna says:

    What a great idea! We have a school-based summer reading program that the kids do in order to earn prizes once they turn in their tally sheet. Students must read age-appropriate books to qualify, and the library provides lists of suggested titles. My older son loves to read to my younger son because the older feels he's "showing off" yet the younger appreciates the storytime (while learning to read himself!)

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    We participate in the summer reading program at our local library.

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    I have been purchasing more books and I read in front of my kids and now they want to read more. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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