Finally! Many of us had our doubts during the gray, cold winter season that we would ever experience warmth and color again, but spring is finally here! While it’s refreshing to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, we must face facts – some days are still going to be messy Read more…
Children learn in many ways. Young children especially learn best when their body is engaged, a process known as kinesthetic learning. Rather than simply listening to a lesson being taught, kids are actively engaged. This developmentally appropriate approach is a great way to develop literacy in toddlers and preschoolers. Red Apple Reading shares 10 great kinesthetic literacy activities for parents to do with their little ones today!
Sunday, September 23rd officially marked the first day of fall. Whether its football, cooler temperatures, or changing leaves, everyone has something they enjoy about this time of year. We also love autumn here at Red Apple Reading, so in the spirit of the season, we’ve found 10 activities that combine a little ABC practice with a bit of fall fun. We know your little one will enjoy these autumn inspired alphabet projects
There are many military themed holidays in May. Memorial Day is typically the best known of these and is celebrated on the last Monday of May. Armed Services Day falls on the 3rd Sunday of the month and was first celebrated in 1950 as a result of the armed forces being combined under a single agency. With the approach of these holidays, parents may wonder what they can do to teach their children more about the branches of the military, including how to honor them. Consider the following ideas when teaching children about the armed services.
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.
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.
If you’re the parent of an emerging reader, you are probably familiar with sight words. So how can parents make sight word training more palatable for their kids? Red Apple Reading has some fun ways you can practice sight words with your children.
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.
If you’re looking for a way to add a bit of structure and fun this winter season, then Red Apple Reading has some ideas for you. Check out these fun winter themed literacy activities for the kiddos in your household!