Activities to Improve Reading Comprehension

We’ve all experienced it – we finish reading a page in a book and have no idea what we’ve read. For most advanced readers this is because we are tired or distracted. However, many young readers struggle with reading comprehension every time they read. They may “read” the passage perfectly but have no real understanding of the story. Reading comprehension is an important part of achieving full literacy. If your kiddo is struggling with reading comprehension, try some of the following activities.

Developing a Passion for Poetry - Red Apple Reading blog

Developing a Passion for Poetry

Have you ever considered the benefits of introducing your child to poetry? When we introduce our kids to books and materials that focus on rhyme, they learn to hear the natural rhythms of spoken language. Rhymes help children hear the phonetic connections between words with similar spellings and sounds. Whether your child is an emerging or independent reader, poetry can play an important role in literacy development. Red Apple Reading has a few tips on how to help children develop a passion for poetry.

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!