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  • When In Rome
    1-2, play, outdoor

    summary Whether you're headed for the beach or a national landmark, let your first stop be your local library, where you and your kids can check out books related to your itinerary. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young

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  • Harvest for Reading
    1-2, large group, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Locate a farm using a directory and visit the farm with your kids! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Seasonal Activities AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play

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  • Holiday Wish List
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary 'Tis the season when gift catalogs abound in the mail. Dont throw them out! They will provide your children with hours of reading and wishful thinking and call into play many reading skills. Source: The RIF Guide

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  • 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.

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  • 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:

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  • Outbatting Pete Rose
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary If books equal home runs, touchdowns, goals, or baskets, your kids can try to match or break the records of their favorite sports figures. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Games, Seasonal

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  • Words for All Seasons
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children can usher in each season with a lively collage of words that describe it best. They'll need lots of printed materials to search through for their words. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers

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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:

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  • Family Newsletter
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Keep far-away relatives up to date on what's going on when you write a family newsletter. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Seasonal Activities AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

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  • Theme Walk
    1-2, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Take your child out for some fresh air and exploration during a walk around the neighborhood. List some things for your baby to look for during the walk. Let older babies and toddlers find some things for themselves

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