Mother’s Day is May 13th. There are very few callings in life as special as motherhood. When I consider my own stint in motherhood, I often think of the Gretchen Rubin quote, “The days are long, but the years are short.” Parenting is a privilege but it is not for the faint of heart. During those times when the day is long and the energy is waning, it’s important to remember that our children won’t be little forever. So let’s take some time to slow down, snuggle up with our kiddos and enjoy a good book. This week, in honor of all the moms out there, Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of children’s books that celebrate motherhood!
If you are looking for a fresh new way to reinforce math skills with your little one, consider picking up a book that works math into its story. While your child may balk at sitting down at the table to work math problems, he may enjoy hearing a story that engages him and encourages him to think critically. In fact, he may have so much fun that he forgets he is even engaging this part of his brain! Red Apple Reading thinks you and your kiddo are going to love these books that teach math skills!
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner – time to be on the lookout for leprechauns and those lucky four leaf clovers. While you may or may not believe in luck, we’re sure you believe in literacy! However your family chooses to commemorate the day, be sure to make books a part of the celebration. Red Apple Reading has ten books to recommend for your family to enjoy together this St. Patrick’s Day.
This month Red Apple Reading is celebrating the birthday of well-known author Judy Blume. If you and your children are looking to read a family-oriented book together, discover enlightening morals, and laugh uncontrollably, Judy Blume has a story for you, no matter what the age!
Have you ever considered how important it is for a child to pick up a book and see someone who looks like her? Many kids don’t have that experience as often as they should. Multicultural Children’s Book Day is January 27th this year. If you’re looking to expand the selection of multicultural books in your child’s collection, Red Apple Reading has several suggestions to get you started.
2017 is behind us. Fortunately, the great books that made their debut in 2017 are still with us! We thought it would be fun to compile a list of some of the best books for kids that were released this past year. Red Apple Reading invites you to check out these 10 great children’s books from 2017.
National Comic Book Day is September 25. The first real comic book in America appeared in 1933 and was a book containing reprinted comic strips from earlier newspaper editions. Comics have come a long way since their beginning. Throughout the world comic books and graphic novels have become a growing source of literary enjoyment. Not sure what you think about the literary value of comics? If you are a little skeptical, consider these advantages that comic books and graphic novels can afford your children:
There’s nothing quite like that bond between a child and his teddy bear. National Teddy Bear Day is September 9th. Celebrate this special day with your little one and a book. In honor of the occasion, Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of 10 special books about bears that your kiddo will love!
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!
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children awards the Newbery Medal to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This award is named for John Newbery who was an 18th century British bookseller. In honor of John Newbery’s birthday on July 19th, Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of 10 Newbery Medal Winning books that your family needs to read!