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 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!
National Comic Book Day is September 25. The first real comic book in America appeared in 1933 and was a book containing reprinted comic strips from earlier newspaper editions. Comics have come a long way since their beginning. Throughout the world comic books and graphic novels have become a growing source of literary enjoyment. Not sure what you think about the literary value of comics? If you are a little skeptical, consider these advantages that comic books and graphic novels can afford your children:
There’s nothing quite like that bond between a child and his teddy bear. National Teddy Bear Day is September 9th. Celebrate this special day with your little one and a book. In honor of the occasion, Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of 10 special books about bears that your kiddo will love!
It’s hard to believe Labor Day weekend is already here! The lazy days of summer are coming to an end and it’s time to get back into the swing of a new school year. Before we say goodbye to summer though, let’s have one more memorable family weekend. Check out these fun Labor Day activities the whole family is sure to enjoy!
National Book Lovers Day is August 9th, and while we think that every day is a great day to love books, this day is worthy of a little extra celebrating. Your family might be full of book lovers or perhaps you have more than one reluctant reader in your bunch. Whatever the current feeling is in your home about books, your family can benefit from a day of commemorating the written word. Red Apple Reading has a few suggestions for how your household can celebrate National Book Lovers Day.
While most children have a vague understanding of why we celebrate the 4th of July, most fail to comprehend the enormity of the sacrifices made by our founding fathers. This Independence Day why not introduce your child to one of the great men who helped lay the foundation of our great country? We think your family will enjoy these children’s biographies about our founding fathers.
Many of us are enjoying a long weekend since Presidents’ Day is this Monday. While our federal government officially calls this American holiday “Washington’s Birthday”, it has come to be recognized as a time to pay tribute to both past and present Presidents. How is your family spending this holiday? Red Apple Reading has some ideas for celebrating Presidents’ Day with your family.
If you enjoy art projects you probably enjoy Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday that just begs you to break out the glue, construction paper, and scissors and get crafty! Here at Red Apple Reading we think the only thing better than getting crafty on Valentine’s Day is mixing in a little literacy with the craft! After all, you might as well sneak a bit of learning into the fun 😉 This February 14th why not try out one of these literacy friendly Valentine’s crafts with your kiddo?
On January 16th our country will celebrate Martin Luther King Day. This holiday is the perfect time to reflect with your child on the amazing life of one of civil rights’ most important figures. Why not take some time as a family to discuss some of the significant events in King’s life? Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of 10 things your kids should know about Dr. King to get you started.