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  • Backseat Scavenger Hunt
    1-2, small group, play, traveling

    summary If you prepare a backseat scavenger hunt for a long car ride, your children may be too busy looking out the window to notice how long you've been on the road. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

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    • teen
  • Shopping List
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Next time you go grocery shopping, let you children write the family list and find the items in the store. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Out and About, Vocabulary Building, Writing AGES:

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  • Con sus propias palabras
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Tome un libro que ya conozca o que sea popular y comience a leer las primeras páginas. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Vocabulary Building AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor,

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  • Kids in the Kitchen
    1-2, meal, indoor

    summary Children love to take orders from you in the kitchen. Read aloud the recipes and let them be the perfect chef's assistant. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Math, Rainy Day Fun, Vocabulary Building

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  • Finding the Right Words
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary How would you describe your best friend? With that question in mind, your children go on a search through newspapers and magazines for descriptive words to use in a collage -- so much more thoughtful than a store-bought

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  • Making Up the Words
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Make up a story with your child. Read from a favorite book and take turns making up the words. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Vocabulary Building AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

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  • Word Bank
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Here's a new savings plan for your children: The children savor a new word every day, then save it in a personal bank. Day after day, they draw on these savings for reading fun and reinforcement. Source: The RIF Guide

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  • Detour, Exit, Falling Rocks: Car Game
    small group, play, traveling

    summary In this road activity, the riders on the left side of the car take on the riders on the right side in a race to spot words that begin with all the letters of the alphabet. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young

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    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Kitchen Helpers
    1-2, meal, indoor

    summary Cooking together is fun and it also helps children learn how to measure and special terms. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Math, Rainy Day Fun, Vocabulary Building AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS:

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    • 9-12
  • Talking to Your Preschooler
    1-2, bath, bed, meal, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary One of the easiest way you can help your child build their vocabulary is by talking to them! It's very simple and the most direct way to lead them to reading. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time,

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