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  • Olympic Medallions
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Design Olympic medallions to award during the medal ceremony at the end of your family's "Summer Reading Olympics." Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • A Penny for Your Books
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Pennies are the stepping stones to a special place on this homemade map, but it takes reading, not walking, to get there. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12

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  • Keep In Touch
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Write down the phone numbers and addresses of your friends and family. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Make a personal

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Singing a Book
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor

    summary Find a few picture books that illustrate the words of a familiar song. Then sing the book to your baby while he or she looks at the pictures. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Music, Reading

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Book Chain
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary After they read a book, children add a link on a paper chain. Can one child make the chain reach from the ceiling to the floor? Can two or three readers cooperate and make the chain go all around the room-twice? Source:

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    • 3-5
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  • 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
  • Around the World in an Essay
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    summary Let imaginations go anywhere as you think about your dream vacations. Source: CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: MATERIALS: None TYPE: None TIME OF DAY: None If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  • Bookworm
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Your children turn into bookworms themselves to make this bookworm grow. If it grows long enough, its tail may meet its head as it stretches around the children's room! Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Book-nic
    small group, meal, outdoor

    summary Have a book-nic at your local park. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Seasonal Activities AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Meal Pack a lunch, a blanket, and

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    • teen
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