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  • Letter Writing
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Encourage your children to correspond regularly with long distance friends and family, or become pen pals. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Writing Around the House
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Like reading, writing can become a natural part of your family's everyday activities. Your regular household activities are great for putting children's writing skills to good use. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Yummy Alphabet
    1-2, small group, meal, indoor

    summary Cook up fun ways to help young children learn the letters of the alphabet. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Cooking, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Greetings!
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Help your children create greeting cards for a special occasion. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays, Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Props for Pretend Play
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Play pretend doctor or waiter with your kids so they can practice their writing skills. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Rainy Day Fun AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Reading Partners
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Form a partnership with your beginning reader by setting aside fifteen or twenty minutes a day to read with rather than to the child. (Thats what makes you a partner rather than story reader.) Source: The RIF Guide

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Summer Journal
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Write about summertime adventures with a friend. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY:

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Joke Book
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Make your own joke book. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Collect jokes

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Draw and Tell
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Which comes first, the story or the pictures? Most of the time, the story comes first. Source: Time Together: RIF Family of Readers CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Make Your Own Books on Tape
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Since reading stories aloud is probably the best thing that parents can do to encourage their children to become successful, lifelong learners, consider recording your child's favorite stories on audiotape. Source:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
Ideas for Every Season