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  • Local Ghost Stories
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Visit your local historical society and find famous ghosts. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: History, Reading, Seasonal Activities, Writing AGES: teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY:

    • teen
  • Make a Rainbow Book
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary In this activity, you can make a homemade book that features all the colors of the rainbow. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Reading AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Restaurant Menus
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Work with a friend or family member to create a menu to use at your pretend restaurant. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Fun, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Sequels
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Does your child have a favorite story? Encourage them to write a sequel. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Making Music with Words
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary The sound of music can help children learn to read. Listen to music with your child. Sing along to the radio. Learning words to songs is one more way to help strengthen kids' use of language. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 9-12
  • Category Bingo
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Children read books covering all kinds of subjects before they can cover a row of squares on this special bingo card -- a fun way to broaden their reading interests. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • 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
  • Collage for All Seasons
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary When the seasons change, make a collage that you can use to decorate your room. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Reading AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • An Appreciative Audience
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Since you can't always drop what you're doing every time an enthusiastic young reader feels like opening a book, help the child find another audience. Suggest that few favorite dolls or stuffed animals listen to the

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
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