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  • Read Around the Clock
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary For beginning readers, an hour's worth of reading under their belts is quite an accomplishment. To acknowledge this, create a paper clockface. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Ideas

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Draw and Tell a Story
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary This activity is like a chalk talk, but with crayons. Crayon drawings help children visualize the story youre telling and inspire them to make up new ones. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Make a Postcard Travelog
    1-2, play, traveling

    summary This is a great way of keeping your travel memories. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Travel Adventures AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play From

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Library Outing
    small group, play, outdoor

    summary Visit your local library with your child. Talk with the Librarian about how to find books in the library, how to apply for a libary card, and what books might be appropriate for your child. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Hats on for Reading
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Add some drama to your read-aloud time with the simplest of props-a hat. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Drama AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Holiday Book Ornaments
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Get your in the holiday spirit and the reading spirit. Decorate your tree with homemade ornaments that look like miniature books. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS:

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Family Card Catalog
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Make reading a legacy in your family. Set up a card catalog so older brothers and sisters can keep track of the good books they read through the years and then pass their recommendations on to the younger readers

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Wildflower Bookmarks
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Make a summertime bookmark Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Ideas for Every Season, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Pick

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Almond, Butter Pecan, Chocolate
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary On a blistering hot summer day, think ice cream! With your children, fantasize about the long list of flavors on the board at your local ice cream parlor. How do they keep track of so many flavors? Alphabetical order!

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
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