Pine-Sol Spring Cleaning Giveaway
When I was younger, I remember walking into the house after the floors had been freshly cleaned with Pine-Sol. I still love the scent to this day. I recently learned that children who perform better at school almost always identify their homes with scents associated with clean. To help a child achieve, home is where it begins.
PINE-SOL’S NEW STUDY
A new Taste & Smell Research Foundation conducted study, commissioned by the maker of Pine-Sol cleaners, found that children who perform better at school almost always identify their homes with scents associated with clean. The study also showed a correlation between memory of positive scents and performance, demonstrating that it begins at an early age and is something that parents can impact.
– Children who perform better at school almost always identify their homes with scents associated with clean – 84% of students reporting GPAs of A or B had positive childhood home smells – using descriptors like “lemony, minty or clean”; with only 16% noting negative smells at home.
– Those who recalled their childhood home as being an environment with negative smells or aromas were two-times more likely to have a lower grade point average (GPA) than those that did not.
– The study demonstrated a positive connection between a w. ell-cared home and the sort of stable family environment that promotes academic success, self-esteem, learning and harmony – and enhances achievement later in life.
– 34% of students with a GPA grade of C or less, remembered negative childhood home aromas including urine, fecal and mold – double the percentage of those with higher GPAs.
PINE-SOL & FACEBOOK
Pine-Sol is a proud supporter of Reading is Fundamental by donating $40,000, in 2011, to help children further achieve in life. Consumers can also get involved by simply “Liking” Pine-Sol on Facebook during National Reading Month (March 2011) – for every two “Likes” Pine-Sol will donate one book on your behalf, up to 5,000 books.
Langston Hughes’ spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today.
2010 Winner – Coretta Scott King Award
In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney’s wordless adaptation of one of Aesop’s most beloved fables, an unlikely pair that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he’d planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher’s trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters. Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
2010 Winner – Caldecott Medal
Peter H. Reynolds crafts a quiet, pleasing story in The Dot – one that will strike a chord with children who have outgrown the self-assurance of kindergarten and begun to doubt their own greatness. His marvelous watercolor, ink, and, yes, tea illustrations are appealing in a Quentin Blakey way, especially as Vashti begins to go wild with her dots. The delightfully open-ended conclusion will have readers of all ages contemplating how they can make their own mark in the world. Highly recommended.
NEW PINE-SOL PRODUCTS
– Two brand new scents (Garden Fresh Pine-Sol cleaner & Outdoor Fresh Pine-Sol cleaner)
– Two improved classic scents
– The first ever easy-to-pour flip-cap in this category, offering controlled pouring
My boys love it when I read to them….and I love reading to them! My parents read to me when I was growing up, so I know how important it is for the development of a child. Our favorite book to read is The Pout-Pout Fish. We actually discovered this book at a Library Story Time one day. Of the Pine-Sol scents, I love the original scent the best, as that is what I grew up with being used in our home. Any time I smell the Original Scent, I immediately have positive flashbacks of my childhood. I hope to create the same experiences for my boys.
1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a set of 3 books, including My People, The Lion & The Mouse, and The Dot!!!
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– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, March 24th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.