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  • Make Reading Aloud Fun for Your Preschooler
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Make reading aloud fun for your preschooler by using puppets & dolls. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Drama, Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Bed,

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    • 3-5
  • Props for Pretending
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Let your children walk in your shoes - literally! Save your old clothing and accessories for their pretend play. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Drama AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

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    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Finding Out Whodunit
    large group, small group, bed, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Detective novels make great read-aloud fare for you and your older children, and much of the fun is in out-detecting the detectives. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Celebrations and

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Hats on for Reading
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Add some drama to your read-aloud time with the simplest of props-a hat. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Drama AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play

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  • Book and Character Costumes
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Suggest that it might be fun to dress up as a favorite storybook character or even a book itself! This idea will appeal to all the book lovers if you have occasion to dress up. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Sound Effects
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Here's a technique that will keep restless children more involved during read-aloud time. Ask children to help you provide sound effects in the appropriate places. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

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  • Ghost Stories
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Remember the voice that moaned, "Who took me bo-o-o-ne?" as the campfire crackled and you nearly jumped out of your skin? Your children can also delight in spooky stories and you can all enjoy those spine-tingling

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    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Shake, Rattle, and Read!
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary If you can stand the noise, strip up a rhythm band to accompany your read-aloud sessions. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Drama, Music AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor,

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  • Play It Again, Sam!
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor

    summary "How do I sound?" the child asks. Better this time, you'll say, after you play back a recording of the child reading the same page for the umpteenth time. Sure enough, the child's performance has improved

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