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  • Around the World in Eighty Books
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Reading can make globe-trotters of your children or send them on a cross-country trek. Charting their travels on a real map will help them visualize where stories actually take place and help them understand how geography

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Plátanos dulces y fritos
    1-2, small group, meal, indoor

    summary Quizás ya lo hayan probado, pero el plátano es una fruta tropical y frito es delicioso, un banquete caribeño. Puedes saborear algunos plátanos dulces fritos durante tu próxima comida. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Tell Family Stories
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Teach values, pass on family history and build children's listening & thinking skills. Photos from family album can illustrate the stories. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Cultural Heritage, History,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Talking Books
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Here's an idea for older readers who would like to share their best reading asset -- their eyes. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Cultural Heritage, Drama AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS:

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Reading Passport
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Before your children take off on a round-the-world reading odyssey, issue them each a passport so they can keep track of the places they visit. This kind of record-keeping activity is great for the long summer break.

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Sweet, Fried Plantains
    1-2, small group, meal, indoor

    summary A plantain is a tropical fruit that is a lot like a banana, only bigger. When fried, it is a delicious, Caribbean treat. Enjoy some sweet, fried plantains during your next meal. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Treasure Hunt
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary For a special occasion, set up a treasure hunt for the children. The "treasure" itself is insignificant; kids just love the adventure of discovering and following lots of clues. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Reading Time Line
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Beginning with Columbus's voyage, children can read their way through the centuries of American history, charting events on a time line as they live through them in books. Encourage children to try historical novels

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Read Generously
    large group, play, indoor

    summary During the gift-giving holidays, many people give their time collecting for charities. Children may want to hold their own fund-raiser—a read-a-thon. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Around the World in Your Backyard
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Learn more about different countries by planting a small herb garden and making authentic ethnic meals. Have your child keep a gardening journal to track the herb's growth progress. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 9-12
    • teen
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