It was always getting picked on because apples are so good. Ask your child what are all the things that we can do with apples? Jot these ideas down on a list. Other members of the family may have more ideas to add to the list. This encourages thinking skills such as categorizing, organizing information, making connections, remembering, creativity, and more. Also, making a list reinforces the concept that writing is a way to represent information. Can you come up with 10 ideas? A dozen? Some of these may be activities that are upcoming here, too. Is there an orchard in your area where your family might like to go and pick apples? It may become a new family adventure tradition!