Disney Junior: Give A Book, Get A Book Program

Disney Junior announced the kick off of their Give a Book, Get a Book Program at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration with a morning filled with family activities and celebrity guests.

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Through the Give a Book, Get a Book Program, Disney will partner with First Book to provide for the donation of up to 1 million books to U.S. communities in need, and also present families with free digital books from Disney Publishing Worldwide.

The program includes a redemption code offering a free Disney Digital book and a way for families to experience giving back by donating books to the community of their choice after purchasing a specially-marked Disney Junior book or product.

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We got to see the new Give a Book, Get a Book spot with Genevieve Goings that is airing on Disney Junior, which you can watch here.

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Then we were absolutely treated with a visit from Lavar Burton, who spoke about his passion and dedication to continuing the legacy of storytelling and instilling the love of reading in children.

After breakfast, we were then surprise when Disney Junior stars Ariel Winter and Tim Gunn (of “Sofia the First“) and David Arquette (of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates“) performed a storybook reading.

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Earlier during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I won a surprise meet and greet with David Arquette, Tim Gunn, and Lavar Burton.

Everyone was so amazing, and it was beyond wonderful to get to spend time with people so dedicated to this initiative!

Give a Book, Get a Book David Arquette

Give a Book, Get a Book Tim Gunn

Give a Book, Get a BookLavar Burton

Storytelling is the foundation of Give a Book, Get a Book, designed to inspire parents and caregivers to spend time each day sharing stories that help develop the critical thinking, vocabulary and language skills a preschooler needs.

The initiative includes public service announcements, interactive Radio Disney events, and free story time events at Boys & Girls Clubs of America Disney Store locations, starting April 21.

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Details about the Give a Book, Get a Book Program are available at www.giveabookgetabook.com, and also on the site families can find online activities there and also access resources that promote the value of storytelling.

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Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Takeaways

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

Having the chance to attend the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Disneyland was a truly amazing and humbling experience.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Shelley Castle

The 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was full of unique experiences, but the biggest takeaway for me was the inspiring speakers we had the opportunity to learn from during our General Session.

Each one brought a perspective that was truly enlightening, and I would love to share with you some of my favorite quotes from that session.

Tom Staggs: Teamwork

The key to success is supporting one another.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Tom Staggs

Jay Ward: Consistency

Decisions should be made on how they enrich your brand.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Jay Ward

Kathy Mangum: The creative process

Don’t limit where you look during the creative process.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Kathy Mangum

Thomas Smith: Connecting with your audience

People connect with people, not logos.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Thomas Smith

Donald Driver: Be passionate

We have all been blessed with purpose. Be passionate about what you do. What do you want to accomplish?

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Donald Driver

Maxine Clark: Listen to yourself

If you listen to your heart, you can find your true calling.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Maxine Clark

Doug Bowman: How technology brings us together

Twitter is a series of moments.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Doug Bowman

Gary Jerry: Creativity

Whatever you do creatively, be authentic.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Gary Jerry

I cannot thank Leanne Jakubowski and her amazing team enough for all of their hard work and dedication to creating such a memorable, inspiring, and exciting event.

Also thank you to Alamo, who sponsored the General Session, for bringing all of these great people together.

Disclaimer: I was invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Disneyland, and was offered a special discounted rate that was offered to all attendees. I also received products during the celebration for review. These are my own personal thoughts and opinions, not those of the Walt Disney Company.

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