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!

Tips for Finishing the School Year on Top - Red Apple Reading

4 Easy Steps to Finishing the School Year on Top

Most of us are back to our normal routine after having a break for the holidays. If your kiddos are like mine, they weren’t overly excited about getting back to the grind. It can be tough to inspire children to finish the second half of the school year well. What can parents do to motivate their kids to do their best in school? Red Apple Reading has 4 easy steps you and your child can take to finish the last half of the school year like a champ!

Transitioning Back to School

Whether you are looking forward to the beginning of school or wishing you had another month, it’s time to start transitioning into school mode. Check out these eight suggestions for helping your child (and you) transition smoothly into a new school year.

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

How do you know if your child is ready to handle the rigors of the elementary school world? As a mother of four children I’ve learned a few things along the way. Peruse this checklist of items to see what you can be working on with your little one before the first day of the school year.

5 Reasons School Libraries Rock! - Red Apple Reading

5 Reasons School Libraries Rock!

Many of us have fond memories of visiting our own school library as youngsters. Unfortunately, most of us are guilty of taking the libraries in our schools for granted. Have you ever considered what your local school system would be like without its library? In honor of School Library Month, Red Apple Reading would like to remind our readers why school libraries are such precious gems!

3 Reasons to Keep Older Children Reading - Red Apple Reading

3 Reasons to Keep Children Reading

March Into Literacy month is here and Red Apple Reading is joining in the celebration! Reading is a crucial skill for continued school success. Unfortunately, many kids begin to lose interest in reading as they become older. Some parents assume that since their child has already learned how to read, daily reading is unimportant. However, being able to read does not automatically assume full literacy. Continued reading throughout the school years is vital for developing fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.