Wegivebooks.com allows parents to log in to the free online library and choose a book to read to their children. For every book read online, a book is donated to the organization of the parents' choice on the site. "It can be hard taking time out of a busy schedule to volunteer for a good cause or making room in your budget to donate money," says Rocky Point mom Coleen Schneider, who uses the site to read to her infant son. We Give Books set the goal of donating 1 million books to children in need.
Nature Rocks and the American Heart Association's Start! Initiative are sponsoring the first "60 Miles in 60 Days" Summer Walk Challenge, encouraging families to walk 60 miles in 60 days between now and Aug. 22. Sign up at startwalking now.org and visit naturerocks.org to download a free guide with tips, a walking checklist and mileage tracker.
Four moms have created a cookbook/scrapbook for parents and kids called "Picture Me Cooking." Each recipe page has a picture pocket for a photo of your child holding his completed dish. Recipes include French toast kebabs and ice cream pie. $19.99 at Amazon.com, QVC.com or picturemecooking.com.