Reading and Writing Go Hand in Hand

If you consider when you learned to read and when you learned to write, you’ll probably discover that you are unable to separate the two because you learned them simultaneously. These two skills are so interconnected we fail to realize how much one is influencing the other.

10 Tips to Encourage Reading - Red Apple Reading

Ten Tips to Encourage Reading

You know it’s important to read to your child and foster that love of learning, but for whatever reason, you feel like your efforts are stalling. The important thing is you’re trying. With these 10 tips, you’ll get there.

When Should You Introduce Books?

Before your baby is even born, you might receive some baby books from your guests at your baby shower. It might seem a bit premature to think about books for a newborn — after all, they can’t even support the weight of their own head yet, let alone read a book. But, even when your baby is a newborn, it’s a great time to introduce reading.

Good Sci-Fi Reads for Kids - Red Apple Reading

Good Sci-Fi Reads for Kids

I know I haven’t entered some sort of time machine that has catapulted me into 2019, but it sure feels like time is flying by at an alarming rate. Speaking of time travel, have you considered introducing your kiddo to science fiction? This exciting genre of literature might just be what makes your child a voracious reader this year. If you’re looking for some good sci-fi reads for your kiddo, check out the following!

Activities to Improve Reading Comprehension

We’ve all experienced it – we finish reading a page in a book and have no idea what we’ve read. For most advanced readers this is because we are tired or distracted. However, many young readers struggle with reading comprehension every time they read. They may “read” the passage perfectly but have no real understanding of the story. Reading comprehension is an important part of achieving full literacy. If your kiddo is struggling with reading comprehension, try some of the following activities.

Reading Routines to Start at Home Now

They may not like to admit it, but children thrive on routine. When structure is built into a child’s day, it helps him know what to expect and thus experience a measure of security. Along with the typical daily routine of eating meals, dressing, and bathing, parents should also incorporate time for reading. Red Apple Reading suggests starting the following reading routines at home today.

Helping Your Elementary Reader

When it comes to reading every child is different. For some children reading comes easily and they are happiest when they have a book in their hand. Other children may not find the act of reading to be difficult, but they simply do not enjoy it. There are also those for whom reading is a very real struggle. Your child may fit neatly into one of these categories or may be a combination of a couple. All parents can help their elementary students with reading regardless of the circumstances. Here is some advice to parents who wish to help their struggling or reluctant elementary reader.

Why Your Child Should Read Non-Fiction

Does it really matter what your child chooses to read? In a device driven culture, shouldn’t you just be happy he’s reading at all? While as parents we certainly don’t want to micro-manage our children’s reading habits, we think a good argument can be made for encouraging your kid to add a non-fiction title to his book selections. In fact, there are several compelling reasons why your child should include non-fiction texts in his reading repertoire.

Helping your Child with Reading Homework

Helping Your Child with Reading Homework

Each afternoon parents check their children’s backpacks to determine what homework needs to be completed for the evening. Somewhere among the items listed one usually finds: read for __ minutes. While this task seems relatively straightforward, you may find yourself wondering what you should be doing to ensure this assignment is actually yielding the greatest benefit for your kiddo. Parents need not be over-involved in reading homework, but they can employ a few strategies to help their children get the most out of their book!