Fun Family Labor Day Activities

It’s hard to believe Labor Day weekend is already here! The lazy days of summer are coming to an end and it’s time to get back into the swing of a new school year. Before we say goodbye to summer though, let’s have one more memorable family weekend. Check out these fun Labor Day activities the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

National Book Lovers Day is August 9th, and while we think that every day is a great day to love books, this day is worthy of a little extra celebrating. Your family might be full of book lovers or perhaps you have more than one reluctant reader in your bunch. Whatever the current feeling is in your home about books, your family can benefit from a day of commemorating the written word. Red Apple Reading has a few suggestions for how your household can celebrate National Book Lovers Day.

Get Caught Reading

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!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

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

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Teaching While You Travel: Making the Most of Your Road Trip!

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!

Teaching Kids about Independence Day

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!

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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!

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Get Caught Reading!!

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!

Earth Day, Fun Day!

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 Basket Ideas from Red Apple Reading

Easter Basket Ideas

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.