It can be difficult sometimes to encourage children to read, but it’s rewarding when kids are excited about reading books. Here are some helpful ways to start your own kids’ book club.
Even with the increasing use of technology, many people believe that it continues to be important for children to learn cursive handwriting. The argument can be made that even if one doesn’t believe it’s necessary for children to write in cursive, it’s still important for them to be able to read cursive. Because reading and writing are reciprocal processes, learning to write in cursive will then help a child to read cursive.
Letter recognition and the sounds that correspond with each is the first step in learning to read. Therefore, if you desire to raise readers, you will want to make sure this foundation is firm. Fortunately, you don’t need to have a degree or special training to nurture this skill in Read more…
Think you need to be a literacy expert to nurture vocabulary growth in your kiddo? Think again! In fact, if you are looking for exciting and innovating strategies to help build your child’s vocabulary, these tips may not be what you are expecting.
For most of us summer break is well under way, and many of us are beginning to realize that our child’s reading routine is slipping away as quickly as the summer season. Parents know it takes some effort to avoid the summer reading slump. Fortunately, Red Apple Reading has compiled Read more…
What comes to mind when you think of phonics practice? Although it may sound boring, the truth is that phonics instruction can be a lot of fun! If you have an emerging reader in your home, now is the time to begin phonics practice.
Finally! Many of us had our doubts during the gray, cold winter season that we would ever experience warmth and color again, but spring is finally here! While it’s refreshing to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, we must face facts – some days are still going to be messy Read more…
If you consider when you learned to read and when you learned to write, you’ll probably discover that you are unable to separate the two because you learned them simultaneously. These two skills are so interconnected we fail to realize how much one is influencing the other.
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!
Sunday, September 23rd officially marked the first day of fall. Whether its football, cooler temperatures, or changing leaves, everyone has something they enjoy about this time of year. We also love autumn here at Red Apple Reading, so in the spirit of the season, we’ve found 10 activities that combine a little ABC practice with a bit of fall fun. We know your little one will enjoy these autumn inspired alphabet projects