Each year on April 12, in honor of beloved author Beverly Cleary’s birthday, D.E.A.R. is celebrated. What is D.E.A.R.? It stands for “Drop Everything and Read”. Ramona and her classmates participate in D.E.A.R. activities in Cleary’s book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Well, if it’s good enough for Ramona, it’s good Read more…
As the school year progresses it’s easy to let enthusiasm for regular reading routines go by the wayside. Don’t despair if this is the case in your home. Red Apple Reading wants to help you get your child’s reading progress back on track!
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.
There are numerous reasons why a child may not enjoy reading. By asking a few questions, parents can begin to discern the underlying issue and help their little one become more interested in books.
You know it’s important to read to your child and foster that love of learning, but for whatever reason, you feel like your efforts are stalling. The important thing is you’re trying. With these 10 tips, you’ll get there.
Before your baby is even born, you might receive some baby books from your guests at your baby shower. It might seem a bit premature to think about books for a newborn — after all, they can’t even support the weight of their own head yet, let alone read a book. But, even when your baby is a newborn, it’s a great time to introduce reading.
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.
They may not like to admit it, but children thrive on routine. When structure is built into a child’s day, it helps him know what to expect and thus experience a measure of security. Along with the typical daily routine of eating meals, dressing, and bathing, parents should also incorporate time for reading. Red Apple Reading suggests starting the following reading routines at home today.
As your child is learning to read, there are several skills needed in order to achieve proficiency. One of these skills is fluency. Red Apple Reading is ready to help your kiddo become a fluent reader. Check out the following suggestions for fostering fluency in your child.
If you have an emerging reader in your home, now is the time to begin phonics practice. In addition to their reading program, Red Apple Reading has a list of creative activities to help your little one master phonic skills.