Best Ways to Practice Spelling Words

Most elementary school students come home each week with a list of words to master by Friday. Learning to spell is an important part of literacy development, but daily word drilling can seem like a tedious chore to both child and parent. Take heart! Spelling practice doesn’t have to be a bore. With a few useful tools, you can help your kiddo actually enjoy spelling test prep! Check out these tips.

Preschoolers: Learning Through Play

What do you think of when you think of learning? Do pictures of desks, quiet classrooms, and flashcards come to mind? While there is certainly a time and place for these things, the preschool years are probably not that time. Children (particularly small children) learn best through play and exploration.

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!

Fall Literacy Activities - Red Apple Reading

Fall Literacy Activities

I don’t know about you, but autumn is one of my favorite seasons. I live in the South and fall is always a welcome change from the summer heat and humidity! Autumn officially arrived on the 22nd of September this year, and we have 3 whole months to enjoy the perks of this season! Autumn probably conjures up thoughts of pumpkins, turning leaves, and crisp weather in your mind. We want to encourage you to also turn your musings to literacy this fall. After all, literacy and autumn are two great things that go great together! Check out these fun fall literacy activities courtesy of Red Apple Reading!

Fun Family Labor Day Activities

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!

Preparing for Summer Break

With school wrapping up soon school children across the country are itching to begin their summer vacation. Parents, however, realize what a mixed bag summer break can be. We love a more relaxed schedule but hate fighting the battle against mind numbing entertainment. How can parents plan a balanced summer for their little ones? Can we really have a fun break that also includes some education and structure? Red Apple Reading is helping parents plan the perfect summer for their little ones

Earth Day for Toddlers

Do you think your little one is too young to appreciate Earth Day?  If you’ve been the parent of a toddler for any length of time, you understand just how quickly they are able to catch on to ideas. Toddler-hood is a great time to introduce your kiddo to good environmental conservation. A simple activity can go a long way in increasing your toddler’s awareness about environmental issues. Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of 10 simple Earth Day activities you can do with your toddler.