Teaching Kids about Independence Day

The 4th of July is filled with all sorts of fun activities: block parties, fireworks, barbecues, and parades to name a few! Little ones enjoy participating in these events; but do they realize what they are celebrating? Unfortunately, many children don’t understand the significance of Independence Day. This year give your kiddos a tutorial about this important holiday using these fun activities!

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Educational Summer Fun

Although the season doesn’t officially begin until June 21, with Memorial Day now behind us, it feels like summer has already begun. If you’re like me you have mixed feelings about summertime. While I’m happy that the kids have a break from school, I cringe at the idea of them sitting around watching television and playing video games for 2 months! That’s why I attempt to have some fun educational activities for them to do throughout the season. A quick perusal of the internet reveals an endless variety of ideas for fun summer learning. Here are some of our favorites!

Earth Day, Fun Day!

Do you need a little help deciding how to spend Earth Day with your kiddos? Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of fun activities you can enjoy together today or any ordinary spring day! Take a look at these kid-friendly Earth Day activities!

Rainy Day Educational Activities

I don’t know what the weather has been like in your part of the country, but we’ve definitely had our share of rain where I live! We’ve all heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers”; but what am I supposed to do with my active 6 year old while I wait for May?! Being cooped up in the house with little ones can be trying, but with a bit of planning you can find a rainbow in the clouds. Red Apple Reading has some fun educational activities to occupy your kiddo during those long rainy days!

Outdoor Spring Break Fun!!

It’s that time of year again. The time when the sunshine lasts longer, the temperature rises (hopefully!) and the kids want to get outside and play. It’s also time for spring break for many schools across the country. You don’t have to go away on an expensive vacation to have a memorable spring vacation this year. In fact, you can enjoy a fun spring break with your little ones without even leaving your own backyard! Red Apple Reading has 7 simple suggestions for some spring break outdoor fun!

Fun Winter Activities for Kids

Does the winter weather have your little ones experiencing cabin fever? If you’re out of fresh ideas for entertaining the family during the chilly winter days, Red Apple Reading is here to help! Check out this list of 10 winter activities your kids are sure to love.

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Football Fans Score with Reading

Football season is in full swing and if you live in the South (as I do), you know that we are serious about this sport! Football season is like a 5 month long holiday around here and like other holidays is filled with joy, fun, gatherings, food and hard feelings. I joke (kinda). Obviously, there are football fans all over the country and the nip in the air that comes with autumn signals the arrival of this beloved pastime. To be honest with you, I’d rather read a good book and leave football watching to my husband and sons. But really there is no reason that one has to choose between these two loves. Red Apple Reading has some fun ways that parents can combine reading and football for the little pigskin fans in their lives.

Dinner and a Book

I like to make the most of dinner time (when else do I have a captive audience?), and one way is by including books in the family meal. After all, it just doesn’t get any better than a good book and good food! Here are four ideas for incorporating books into your family dinner time.

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Spring Into Reading!

Spring has finally sprung! Although parts of our country are still experiencing winter-like weather, we are finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. With the arrival of the spring season, our thoughts turn to new beginnings. The beginning blooms of flowers and trees remind us just how wonderful fresh starts really are. Spring is also a great time for your family to start fresh reading habits. In honor of this much anticipated season, Red Apple Reading has five suggestions for how you and your family can “spring into reading”!