Family Fun - Red Apple Reading Express

Family Fun

If your family is like mine, it can be difficult to find a time when everyone is at home at the same time. Sporting events, practices, play dates, and other extracurricular activities keep most families on the go – especially during the summer. While all these “extras” are fun, it’s important that we not overlook another form of entertainment- family fun! We have a few suggestions to help you get your gang together for a little family fun!

Summer Enrichment - Red Apple Reading Express

Summer Enrichment

By now, most children are fully into their summer breaks. While taking a vacation from the daily grind of class work and homework is important for our kids, we don’t want them to lose momentum and become complacent. It is possible to strike a balance between discipline and relaxation; and summer enrichment can play an important role in achieving this equilibrium. Today we will explore some ways parents can enhance their kiddos’ education during summer vacation.

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Sun Safety

What kind of feelings does the word “summer” conjure up for you? For most of us, summer brings to mind fun days spent swimming, playing, and basking in the sun. Summer can be a magical time to make great memories but it is important to be aware of the specific dangers that accompany being out in the sun. Today we will take a look at some easy ways to keep our kiddos sun safe; thus, ensuring a happy summer for our family!

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Summer Field Trips

Now that summer is in full swing, you will want to have some fun excursions up your sleeve. Hopefully your kids haven’t complained about being bored yet; but we know as parents that as the summer progresses we are more likely to hear that moan of despair! We would like to help you prepare this summer with some fun excursion ideas for your kiddos. Just because school is out doesn’t mean that field trips are suspended. Here’s a few fun field trip ideas for your little ones.

Summer Fun on a Budget - Red Apple Reading Express

Summer Fun on a Budget

It’s hard to believe that summer is here! Many of us are wondering how to entertain the children for the next two to three months now that school is over. If you’re like me, this prospect can seem overwhelming – especially when your family is on a tight budget. However, it is possible to have summertime fun on the cheap! Today we will look at how you and your family can have some good cheap fun!

Super Summer Reading Resources

Summer Reading: Keeping Kids Interested

It’s hard to believe summer is already here! Most of our kiddos have wrapped up the school year and are ready for summer break. What is your family’s summer plans? Many of us have already started planning family vacations, summer camp, and other seasonal activities, but how many of us have considered summer reading? While summer is a time when most of our kids get a vacation from school, this need not mean they have a vacation from reading. How can you help your child avoid the summer reading slump? Red Apple Reading has a few suggestions!

Yay Summer! or Not… Traditional vs. Year-Round School Calendars & Their Impact on Learning

It’s July and summer is in full swing for many families: vacation, pool time, BBQs, beach trips, summer movies, keeping pests out of the garden (or is it just me?). But I was surprised when a Facebook teacher friend posted about going back to work this week, with students starting school on July 5th. Seriously? Summer has just begun! My curiosity got the best of me and I decided to do a little research.