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  • 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
  • Outdoors Alphabet Loop
    1-2, large group, small group, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Take a trip around your neighborhood to find items outdoors that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning, Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Games AGES: 1-2

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Props for Pretending
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Let your children walk in your shoes - literally! Save your old clothing and accessories for their pretend play. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Drama AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Amelia's Mystery
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Try a writing activity about the mystery of Ameila Earhart's last flight. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, History, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Letter Writing
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Encourage your children to correspond regularly with long distance friends and family, or become pen pals. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Make a Rainbow Book
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary In this activity, you can make a homemade book that features all the colors of the rainbow. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Reading AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Stock the Shelves
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary When your children want to play store, suggest that they stock soup cans or spices on make-believe grocery store shelves using the same system they do in many real stores-alphabetical order. Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Making a Junk Sculpture
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children construct sculptures from recycled junk and design their own litterbags. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Talking Books
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Here's an idea for older readers who would like to share their best reading asset -- their eyes. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Cultural Heritage, Drama AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS:

    • 9-12
    • teen
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