Picture Books for Holiday Gift Giving

In the spirit of the holidays and giving gifts to your children that will make a difference in their lives, Red Apple Reading invites you to keep the celebration going by picking out some new books for your wee ones. Peruse the following list of newly released picture books and find a fresh title for your kiddos!

7 Ways to Help Children Express Gratitude

With Thanksgiving in just a few days, many of us find ourselves reflecting on our blessings. Whether big or small, all of us have reasons for which to be thankful. However, often we stop short and only feel grateful instead of actively expressing our gratitude. How can you help your family show their thankfulness during the holiday season? Red Apple Reading has some fun ideas on how you and your loved ones can convey gratitude to one another and to your community!

Celebrating Grandparent’s Day

After Mother’s Day and Father’s Day come and go in May and June, many of us assume that the holidays for honoring family have been wrapped up for the year. Red Apple Reading would like to remind our readers of another important holiday for honoring some pretty special people in our lives – Grandparent’s Day. While we should be thankful for our grandparents year round, Sunday, September 8, is the official holiday for celebrating our grandmothers and grandfathers! So don’t let this important day pass without paying proper respect to the patriarchs and matriarchs in your family. We would like to offer a few suggestions for making Grandparent’s Day extra special this year!

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O Say Can You Read?

What are your plans for Independence day? Perhaps they revolve around spending time with family, barbecuing, or enjoying a restful day from work. This year, why not consider adding some patriotic themed books to your day? It is so important for our little ones to know why we celebrate this special day each year and sharing a book about our country together is the perfect way to do just that! Red Apple Reading would like to suggest some patriotic books to enjoy with your young reader.

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Four Fun Father’s Day Gifts

With Father’s Day right around the corner, you are probably already considering what to get the men in your life on this special day. If you are like me, you find that special man in your life (father or husband) a little hard to buy for. It can be tricky to find just the right gift to give on Father’s Day, but let’s not give up too quickly and buy the first pair of socks or tie we see! Hopefully, this list of four fun gifts for Dad will give you some inspiration as you and your family prepare for Father’s Day!

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Mother’s Day: Every Mom Has a Story

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, our thoughts turn toward our little ones and all the blessings that come with being a mom. Whether you have one child or seven, you have special memories with each that will last a lifetime. At Red Apple Reading, we would like to suggest that this year you consider Mother’s Day in light of the theme of Story. After all, every mom (and child) has a story and each story is precious. Let’s look at a few ways you can make this special day revolve around stories!

Shower Your Kids With Love - the Love of Reading!

Shower Your Kids With Love—the Love of Reading, That Is!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share some unique ways of showering your child with love on this special holiday while simultaneously encouraging his love for reading. Am I suggesting you forego the traditional heart-shaped box of chocolates? Not necessarily. Just consider adding a little something special to your child’s Valentine’s gift this year, something that will remind him that you not only love him but are supportive of his literacy acquisition as well. Remember, your Valentine’s Day “gift” doesn’t necessarily need to be something  your child can hold.