While most children have a vague understanding of why we celebrate the 4th of July, most fail to comprehend the enormity of the sacrifices made by our founding fathers. This Independence Day why not introduce your child to one of the great men who helped lay the foundation of our great country? We think your family will enjoy these children’s biographies about our founding fathers.
Do you think your little one is too young to appreciate Earth Day? If you’ve been the parent of a toddler for any length of time, you understand just how quickly they are able to catch on to ideas. Toddler-hood is a great time to introduce your kiddo to good environmental conservation. A simple activity can go a long way in increasing your toddler’s awareness about environmental issues. Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of 10 simple Earth Day activities you can do with your toddler.
Many of us are enjoying a long weekend since Presidents’ Day is this Monday. While our federal government officially calls this American holiday “Washington’s Birthday”, it has come to be recognized as a time to pay tribute to both past and present Presidents. How is your family spending this holiday? Red Apple Reading has some ideas for celebrating Presidents’ Day with your family.
If you enjoy art projects you probably enjoy Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday that just begs you to break out the glue, construction paper, and scissors and get crafty! Here at Red Apple Reading we think the only thing better than getting crafty on Valentine’s Day is mixing in a little literacy with the craft! After all, you might as well sneak a bit of learning into the fun 😉 This February 14th why not try out one of these literacy friendly Valentine’s crafts with your kiddo?
On January 16th our country will celebrate Martin Luther King Day. This holiday is the perfect time to reflect with your child on the amazing life of one of civil rights’ most important figures. Why not take some time as a family to discuss some of the significant events in King’s life? Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of 10 things your kids should know about Dr. King to get you started.
The 4th of July weekend is upon us and summer is in full swing. If your kids are like mine they are really enjoying their vacation from school. While it’s good to have a break from the daily grind of schoolwork, kids can lose some of the progress they made over Read more…
Now that you know a little more about this national holiday, why not share some of our flag’s history with your little ones? Red Apple Reading recommends these 7 “flagtastic” books for you and your children to enjoy together!
Now that “The Force Awakens” is making an impact on today’s kids, here are seven favorite Star Wars themed books they will enjoy.
We hope everyone is enjoying their long President’s Day weekend! Even if you and your kids don’t get the day off from work and school, President’s Day is still a great time to remember past and present Presidents! If you’re looking for a way to commemorate this holiday with your kids, Red Apple Reading has five great President’s Day activities for children. Check them out!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Red Apple Reading has a few suggestions for sneaking a little literacy into the holiday! Check out these ideas for promoting literacy love this February 14th.