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10 Christmas Books to Tickle Your Funny Bone

The holiday season is upon us again! Time for decorations, hot cocoa, family, and all of the many other good things associated with this magical time of year. Speaking of good things, nothing gets us more in the holiday spirit than a good book and some giggles. In honor of the holiday season, Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of 10 Christmas books that are sure to tickle your little one’s funny bone. Check these out!

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.

Teaching Kids about Armed Services Day

There are many military themed holidays in May. Memorial Day is typically the best known of these and is celebrated on the last Monday of May. Armed Services Day falls on the 3rd Sunday of the month and was first celebrated in 1950 as a result of the armed forces being combined under a single agency. With the approach of these holidays, parents may wonder what they can do to teach their children more about the branches of the military, including how to honor them. Consider the following ideas when teaching children about the armed services.

Lucky Books for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner – time to be on the lookout for leprechauns and those lucky four leaf clovers. While you may or may not believe in luck, we’re sure you believe in literacy! However your family chooses to commemorate the day, be sure to make books a part of the celebration. Red Apple Reading has ten books to recommend for your family to enjoy together this St. Patrick’s Day.

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December Holiday Books

December is here and there’s a good chance your calendar is packed. Your family may celebrate one of the following holidays: Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa – each observed this month. Red Apple Reading is taking a look at these three holidays along with some books to go with each. Enjoy!

10 Thanksgiving Books for Kids

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of us are already preparing for the big day. You may have your menu planned, the guest room ready and schedule prepared, but do you have anything to occupy the children while the meal is being cooked? Why not pick up a few books from the library for the kiddos to enjoy while the adults are busy in the kitchen? Red Apple Reading has several good Thanksgiving themed selections for your kiddos to enjoy on Thursday.

Veterans Day Activities for Kids - Red Apple Reading

Veterans Day Activities for Kids

Veterans Day is on November 11 and schools and businesses will observe the holiday on Friday the 10th. What will your family do to commemorate this important day? Red Apple Reading has some suggestions that will not only remind your family about the importance of Veterans Day but also promote literacy development. That’s a win-win!