Learning Games for Toddlers

Research tells us one of the best ways to promote healthy brain development for infants and toddlers is play! Playing, interacting, and responding to our little ones is essential for their growth. It maximizes the love they feel and simply makes parenting fun. With playing comes great learning opportunities as Read more…

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Book-Themed Meals

Do your family meals seem to be missing something? Is your call to the kitchen table met with sighs and eye rolls? Why not add a new ingredient to spice things up? Nothing infuses new life into dinner time like a good book. Red Apple Reading has some fun book theme Read more…

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Drop Everything and Read!

Each year on April 12, in honor of beloved author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, D.E.A.R. is celebrated. What is D.E.A.R.? It stands for “Drop Everything and Read”. Ramona and her classmates participate in D.E.A.R. activities in Cleary’s book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Well, if it’s good enough for Ramona, it’s good Read more…

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Ten Tips to Encourage Reading

You know it’s important to read to your child and foster that love of learning, but for whatever reason, you feel like your efforts are stalling. The important thing is you’re trying. With these 10 tips, you’ll get there.

When Should You Introduce Books?

Before your baby is even born, you might receive some baby books from your guests at your baby shower. It might seem a bit premature to think about books for a newborn — after all, they can’t even support the weight of their own head yet, let alone read a book. But, even when your baby is a newborn, it’s a great time to introduce reading.