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  • Play It Again, Sam!
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor

    summary "How do I sound?" the child asks. Better this time, you'll say, after you play back a recording of the child reading the same page for the umpteenth time. Sure enough, the child's performance has improved

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Book and Character Costumes
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Suggest that it might be fun to dress up as a favorite storybook character or even a book itself! This idea will appeal to all the book lovers if you have occasion to dress up. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Creating Dough Sculptures
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Two sessions may be required if you wish to have children help make the modeling dough. Otherwise, make dough ahead of time and have children add food colors before sculpting their dinosaurs. Source: Reading Is Fundamental,

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Alphabet Noodles
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary How can your children use alphabet noodles or cereal to have fun and play reading games? Let them count the ways! Here is a batch of ideas to get them started. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • Reading Every Minute
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary For beginning readers, have the courage of one hour of reading under his belt is an achievement. To recognize, create a paper clock face. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Internet Scavenger Hunt
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Go on a scavenger hunt online to find animals and foods from different countries! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Family Time, Games, Online AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Máscaras monstruosas
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Los niños crean su propia visión de un monstruo después de leer la descripción de una historia. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
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