School Themed Books – Goodbye Summer!

Summer is winding down and a new school year is quickly approaching. Children can have mixed feelings about entering a new grade. Part of our responsibility as parents is to assist our kids in navigating these varied emotions and help them begin school with a positive outlook. One way we can help our kids get ready for the first day of school is by sharing a book with them. We think you and your kiddo will enjoy these titles about school!

Enrich Your Child's Summer Reading

Enrich Your Child’s Summer Reading

Most high schools and some middle and elementary schools assign a list of books to be read before returning to school. So if you have school age children, chances are they are in the midst of their required reading. Many kids enjoy checking off their summer reading, but some (ahem, mine) chafe at the thought of being told what to read. Perhaps there is a way for parents to make the summer reading process more palatable for the kid who bucks against it as well as more enriching for the kid who enjoys it. Check out these summer reading enrichment activities from Red Apple Reading!

Settling Into a New School Year

The school supplies have been purchased, orientations attended, and bed times have been established – the new school year is underway! Most parents have started settling in to the routine for the fall, but how are your children adjusting? Don’t assume that no news is good news. Specific probing statements and questions such as, “Tell me about your teacher”, or “What subject do you think you might struggle the most with this year?” can help your child to open up. Red Apple Reading has some tips for helping your child navigate issues with friends, teachers, and homework.

Must-Have School Supplies

Summer vacation is over for most and the new school year is under way. It’s time for back- to- school shopping (if you haven’t already done it)! If shopping for school supplies isn’t at the top of your list of fun things to do, take heart! There are a lot of nifty back to school supplies out there waiting to cheer you (and your little one) up and make going back to school more exciting! We have great finds for the eco-friendly, the tech-savvy, the trendy and the fun-loving! Let’s take a look at some of these cool school supplies!

15 Best Pinterest Boards for Homeschooling

Halfway through summer many homeschool families are enjoying a much needed break. Before you realize it though, school will be back in session! While you may not be ready to break out the curriculum just yet, it’s never too early to get some ideas for the upcoming year. Red Apple Reading would like to help you get started with these 15 fantastic Pinterest boards for homeschooling resources!

Earth Day Educational Ideas

There are several ways to incorporate Earth Day into the school day. Whether you teach in a traditional classroom or homeschool your kids, you’ll love these different activities that allow you to instruct while using an Earth Day theme. If your little ones attend a public or private school, you can choose an activity from the list to do when they arrive home in the afternoon. We know that however you choose to include these activities in your day, you and your kiddos will have a blast and learn a lot in the process!

Spring Homework Help!

Now that the holidays are over and spring is just around the corner, children are beginning to realize that the end of the school year is in sight. While it is exciting to be fully in the swing of the second half of the school season, sometimes the energy and passion that were previously devoted to homework begin to diminish. How can parents help a child who is having a hard time with their homework or just experiencing a homework slump? Red Apple Reading has some suggestions for parents who want to help their children finish the homework race on top.

Start the School Year on a Positive Note

Summer break is speeding by at an alarming rate! While some school children have another month of vacation to enjoy, many students are heading back to the classroom in just a couple of weeks! While returning to a structured routine is appealing, beginning a new year can be stressful for both kids and parents! Red Apple Reading has a few tips to help your family get the school year off to a positive start.

Inspirational Resources for Girls

It is the responsibility of parents and educators alike to supply girls with resources for developing strong, intelligent, and compassionate characters. Because March is Women’s History Month, it is the perfect time to encourage the young ladies we know to lead meaningful lives that make a difference. In honor of this celebration of Women’s history, Red Apple Reading is sharing some of our favorite inspirational resources for girls.

Read Across America

Celebrate Read Across America With Dr. Seuss!

Read Across America Day is right around the corner – March 2nd. Read Across America is observed every year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday; and Red Apple Reading wants to help your family prepare to celebrate this special occasion! Check out our list of fun Seuss-themed activities that will inspire your kiddos to read, read, read!