Drop Everything and Read! - Red Apple Reading

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…

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.

Kinesthetic Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers – Red Apple Reading Blog

Kinesthetic Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Children learn in many ways. Young children especially learn best when their body is engaged, a process known as kinesthetic learning. Rather than simply listening to a lesson being taught, kids are actively engaged. This developmentally appropriate approach is a great way to develop literacy in toddlers and preschoolers. Red Apple Reading shares 10 great kinesthetic literacy activities for parents to do with their little ones today!

Raising Thankful Children - Red Apple Reading

Raising Thankful Children

What would you include in your parental job description? Very often we think in terms of how well we provide for our children when we consider what being a parent entails. As parents we want our kids to have the best of everything. While we know it is our job to provide for our children, we often fail to consider that it is equally important to raise grateful children. With Thanksgiving around the corner let’s take time to consider what we as parents can do to raise thankful kids.

Managing the School Year While Keeping Your Sanity | Red Apple Reading

Managing the School Year While Keeping Your Sanity

Now that the school year is fully underway many parents are beginning to feel the crunch. Between school orientations, conferences, chauffeuring kids, after-school activities, and homework, it’s easy to despair. While the start of school comes with its own set of unique challenges, perhaps the biggest one is how to juggle it all while maintaining one’s sanity. Take heart if you are feeling overwhelmed! With a bit of organization and a lot of deep breathing, you too can survive the beginning of a new school year. Check out these tips from Red Apple Reading: