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  • Be an Underwater Expert
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Explore the water, and learn about what you find. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season, Travel Adventures AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor, Traveling

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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:

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    • 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
  • 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:

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  • Family Olympic Torch
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Kick off your family's "Summer Reading Olympics" by making a family Olympic torch. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every Season, Reading, Travel Adventures,

    • 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

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  • Wildflower Bookmarks
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Make a summertime bookmark Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Ideas for Every Season, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Pick

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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

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    • 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

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    • 6-8
  • Book 'Em
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Invite a local police officer to your next RIF event. Source: RIF Motivational Activity Handbook CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Invite a local

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Ideas for Every Season