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  • Travelog
    1-2, small group, play, traveling

    summary Keep a family journal on your vacation trips, as well as a photo album or souvenir scrapbook. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Family Time, Out and About, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Be an Underwater Expert
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Explore the water, and learn about what you find. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season, Travel Adventures AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor, Traveling

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

    summary Like reading, writing can become a natural part of your family's everyday activities. Your regular household activities are great for putting children's writing skills to good use. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • 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:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Travel the World
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Have your kids help prepare for a family trip--read tourist information and maps together. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Out and About, Travel Adventures AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor,

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Encouraging Young Writers
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Suggestions for encouraging young writers. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Long before children go to school, before they

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • First Journals
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Help your kids start their own journal. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play First graders are old enough

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 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,

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Make a Mark
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Babies learn how letters are formed when they scribble. Writing with babies helps them make the connection between speaking and writing and the connection between sounds and letters. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 1-2
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