Supporting Your Child’s Teacher

With the new school year under way, children are making the transition from summer break to being in the classroom. This change in routine can be challenging for everyone – children, teachers, and parents. As parents we must find that balance between handing over the reins to the teacher while still being an active source of support in the educational process. What can parents do to help their child’s teacher? Red Apple Reading has some helpful suggestions for parents who want to support those who educate their children.

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!

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!

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.

School-Themed Books

Best Back-to-School Reads

Are you looking for a way to inspire your kiddo to get excited about school? With summer drawing to an end, it’s time to look forward to the upcoming year. If your little one is less than thrilled about the start of a new school season, why not boost her morale with a fun, school-themed book? Red Apple Reading has 10 book suggestions that are not only fun reads, but will hopefully inspire your youngster to look forward to a brand new school year!

Celebrate Back-to-School

Celebrate Back-to-School!

Who doesn’t enjoy a good party? Throughout the year we celebrate birthdays, promotions, anniversaries, weddings, and other countless events. Celebrations are particularly great for marking the start of something new. Since the new school season is just around the corner, why not get the year off to a great start with a fun party? A back-to-school party can be a great way to get our kiddos excited about the upcoming school year. Red Apple Reading has some fun party suggestions to help kick off the start of an exciting school year!

Cool School Supplies

Can you believe that it’s that time of year to grab the school supply list, load up the kiddos and head to the store? Where did the summer go? To be honest, back-to-school shopping isn’t at the top on my list of fun things to do. If you share my bleak outlook on hitting the stores and stocking up for school, 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.