Volunteering With Kids

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Do you worry that your children aren’t aware of others? Or are unaware of their impact on the world or environment? Do you wish there were a way to help them feel confident and important? Volunteering just may be the answer! Volunteer work can be an amazing tool to help with these issues. Spending time helping your community is an …

How to Teach Poetry to Kids

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There are fun and endless ways to create your own silly kids poems together, whether they rhyme or not. Be as silly as you can. It has been shown that young children who are learning to read tend to remember words and sentences better if they appeal to them! So grab some pencils, some paper, and spend some time creating …

The Best First Instruments for Kids

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Parents may want their children to learn how to play an instrument for a number of reasons! In fact, there are numerous benefits to be had from learning an instrument, especially early on as a child. There’s just one problem, how do you know which instrument is right for your child? There are a few different factors involved that can …

Why Kids Need to Learn Phonics

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Learning to read is essential for children. Reading and understanding the written word plays a huge part in our everyday lives. Whether children learn to read for work, school, or pleasure, reading is necessary for all children to have developmental success. While there are various ways to teach reading, teaching children phonic sounds is a great place to start. In …

Teaching Art to Kids

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For some people, creating art comes naturally, while for others it may seem like an impossible task to make anything remotely artistic. But we have news for you, anyone can make beautiful art, even kids, no matter your experience level! Most kids out there enjoy art and can have a really good time expressing themselves by getting creative and maybe …

Summer Crafts for Kids

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Arts and crafts are loads of fun all year round, but did you know that there are some crafts that are even more fun to make in the summer? The materials available may be different than usual and hopefully the weather is warm enough to do some crafts outside! Let’s be honest, messy crafts might be more stress free when …

Educational Summer Activities for Kids

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School’s Out! The end of the school year brings about plenty of excitement. For many, the summer officially begins at the very last day of school, which typically occurs in June. Children are excited to have a few months where they can play and explore. Getting up early and sitting in a classroom won’t happen again until fall, and they …

How to Garden With Your Kids

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Many adults find gardening to be a very rewarding and fun activity to enjoy on a regular basis, as there are so many benefits to receive from gardening, both physically and mentally. But going outside and getting your hands dirty isn’t just for adults, kids can absolutely join in and have a blast too!   What’s So Great About Gardening Anyways? …

5 Spring Crafts and Activities for Kids

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Well everyone, spring has sprung! The weather has been getting warmer and the grass is starting to look a lot greener. This season, animals are starting to wake up and flowers are beginning to bloom. The beginning of spring brings the feeling of the start of something new as the world comes out of winter. There are so many wonderful …

10 Ways to Ring in the New Year

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Happy new year from all of us at Red Cat Reading! This past year was a bit rocky for many of us, but with the new year comes new opportunities. We’re here to help share our top 10 best ways to enjoy the start of the new year as we look back on the previous year. With our tips, we …

How to Have Your Best Halloween at Home

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Halloween is a special time of year when we can enjoy all things spooky, magical, and mysterious! This year, some of the most popular Halloween activities like trick or treating might have to wait, but there are many things we can do to celebrate! Halloween comes only once a year, so let’s celebrate safely, while still 1. Get Spooky To …

How to Teach Phonics For All Levels: Lesson Plan for Teachers

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How can you create an inspiring and engaging lesson that your students will love? With the help of Red Cat Reading’s FREE lesson plans, of course! No need to stress about preparing endlessly for a lesson, collecting resources, or coming up with something creative on the spot! Red Cat Reading has all of the resources you need to teach phonics …

Most Difficult Phonics Sounds for Native English Speakers

8 Most Difficult Phonics Sounds for Native English Speakers

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Learning new phonic sounds can be a challenging and time-consuming process. It’s especially difficult when you come across some particularly tricky sounds. Some even look exactly the same! How can you help your child learn and master some of the most difficult phonic sounds? Check out this video that makes learning interactive, musical, and fun! 1. 8 Most Difficult Phonic …

Your Guide to Celebrating Easter With Your Children

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Colorful eggs, rabbits, chicks, and candy! There are many fun and engaging activities to try with your child this Easter. Enjoy the best the holiday has to offer! 1. What is Easter? Traditionally, Easter is a religious holiday that annually celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, but in modern times it is also held to celebrate the joys of spring! Even …

How to Celebrate Father’s Day

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It is always good to say Thank you to others, and even more so to people whose efforts and personal sacrifices in our lives often go largely unnoticed – mothers, fathers and teachers. Their roles are so very important in society, as illustrated by the words of erstwhile Indian president and scientist, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam: If a country …

Mother's Day

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Your Child

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Dear Proud Parents, This Mother’s Day, we’re thankful for mothers from all over the world. We just want to say a huge thank you for all your hard work, dedication, patience and love! To celebrate, we’re giving you our free Storybook Coloring Compilation gift! This gift includes coloring pages from 3 of our fun and adventurous Kids vs Life stories. …

Teacher Appreciation Week

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It’s time for Teacher Appreciation Week again! Annually, this falls over the first full week of May and this year, the dates are May 6 to May 12. Teacher Appreciation Day is observed on the first Tuesday in the first full week of May, which will be May 8 in 2018. If your child loves their teacher and is blossoming …

Women’s History Month

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Women’s history month is celebrated annually during the month of March, and its purpose is to highlight the positive roles women have played in the world – be it in politics, art, sport, science, or other fields. Many inspirational women have played a part and had key roles in changing our modern day society and thinking. Women’s History Month was …

Spring

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Winter’s gone, snow is melting and temperatures are rising. It’s the start of a magical new season – it’s the start of spring!  Suddenly the world around us comes alive with vibrant colours and new life. After being indoors all winter, the kids can’t wait to get outside and soak up some beautiful spring sunshine and fresh air. Spring for …