Why should parents want their kids to enjoy reading? A love of reading is one of the most important gifts you can give to your child. Reading boosts vocabulary, increases fluency, improves brain function, and develops the imagination. There are countless advantages that reading affords your little one. Cultivating an appreciation of reading at a young age will yield benefits that last a lifetime!
Although fall officially begins on September 23 each year, for most of us, Labor Day signals the end of summer and the unofficial beginning of fall. While it is sad to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, let’s keep in mind all of the great things we will be saying hello to! This Labor Day weekend let’s anticipate all the wonderful fall fun that lies around the corner
Are you planning a family trip this summer that involves long hours in the car? Everyone loves a vacation; but the actual road trip itself can be tedious – especially for families with small children! Do you wish you had a dollar for every time a child asks, “How much longer?”? Is it possible for a Mom and Dad to arrive at their destination with their sanity intact? If you’re looking for ways to keep your children entertained on your approaching car trip, then look no further! Red Apple Reading has some tips for not only keeping your kiddo entertained but also intellectually stimulated during your upcoming road trip!
The 4th of July is filled with all sorts of fun activities: block parties, fireworks, barbecues, and parades to name a few! Little ones enjoy participating in these events; but do they realize what they are celebrating? Unfortunately, many children don’t understand the significance of Independence Day. This year give your kiddos a tutorial about this important holiday using these fun activities!
Do you find that special man in your life (father or husband) a little hard to buy for? It can be tricky to find just the right gift to give on Father’s Day, but let’s not give up too quickly and buy the first coffee cup or tie we see! Hopefully, this list of fun gifts for Dad will give you some inspiration as you and your family prepare for Father’s Day!
Did you know that May is Get Caught Reading Month? First launched in 1999, Get Caught Reading is a national campaign that reminds everyone how much fun it is to read! However, in our fast paced and hectic society, it can be challenging for kids to even find time to get caught reading! Red Apple Reading would like to encourage parents to use this month to help their kiddos discover (or rediscover) their love for reading!
Do you need a little help deciding how to spend Earth Day with your kiddos? Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of fun activities you can enjoy together today or any ordinary spring day! Take a look at these kid-friendly Earth Day activities!
Easter is coming up quickly – time to dust off those baskets and decide what to buy for fillers! If you’re like me you don’t want to create a basket with enough candy to send the kiddos bouncing off the living room walls! It can be challenging to come up with a nice variety of items to fill out the basket without breaking the bank! If your creations tend to be a little lopsided, don’t despair! This Easter you can fashion a basket that will make Peter Rabbit himself proud! Red Apple Reading has some great ideas for creating a balanced Easter basket that will put a smile on any kid’s face.
It’s that time of year again. The time when the sunshine lasts longer, the temperature rises (hopefully!) and the kids want to get outside and play. It’s also time for spring break for many schools across the country. You don’t have to go away on an expensive vacation to have a memorable spring vacation this year. In fact, you can enjoy a fun spring break with your little ones without even leaving your own backyard! Red Apple Reading has 7 simple suggestions for some spring break outdoor fun!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! How will you make this day memorable for the little loves of your life? This year make the entire day special from start to finish with these fun-filled activities that even Cupid himself couldn’t resist!