Comparing Apples to Apples

Laurie Anne, our early literacy trainer, is here to talk about our favorite autumn fruit: apples!

Have you ever thought about all of the different ways you can teach with apples? Children can learn literacy, math concepts, nutrition and science all at the same time.

Take this chart about the varieties of apples to the grocery store. Try a farmer's market or grocery store you don't normally visit, then have an apple hunt to see how many different apples you can find. Choose a few new types for your family to taste.

At home, talk about the color, smell and size of the apples. Read the description from the chart and point out wonderful vocabulary words like firm, juicy, crunchy, sweet, crisp, tangy and tart. Have an apple tasting, invite grandma and grandpa or neighbors, and make a chart to see which apple your family likes the most!