summaryChildren 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.
- The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.
- Indoor, Outdoor, Traveling
MATERIALS: Paper, pen, ruler For each player, make a five-by-five-square grid on a piece of paper.
Mark the center square with an X, or write something clever on this free space, like "Already Booked." In the other squares, write a subject category -- mystery, sports, animal story, biography, science, fantasy or science fiction, history, and so forth. You can repeat categories. A child reads a book in one of the categories, then marks an X on the appropriate square. To get bingo -- five in a row down, across, or on a diagonal -- your child will have to read books in several categories. Encourage your kids to get bingo in several directions. Bingo prizes might include a new book or some new art supplies.