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  • Props for Pretend Play
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Play pretend doctor or waiter with your kids so they can practice their writing skills. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Rainy Day Fun AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Be a Mapmaker
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Learn about creating and reading maps by creating a neighborhood map. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Materials: Clipboard

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Reading Partners
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Form a partnership with your beginning reader by setting aside fifteen or twenty minutes a day to read with rather than to the child. (Thats what makes you a partner rather than story reader.) Source: The RIF Guide

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Book Critics
    1-2, bed, play, indoor

    summary Ask your child to be the critic. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Bed, Play Ask your children to study the reviewing styles

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Unpacking Grandmother's Trunk
    large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary In this activity, children recall items in sequence, from A to Z, as they play a game -- especially appropriate for going places. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Games AGES: 3-5 6-8

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

    summary Reward children's reading with an array of colorful stickers -- one for short books, two for longer ones if you like. The children collect their stickers in booklets they can later redeem for prizes. Source: The RIF

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • Cuenta regresiva de lectura
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Ésta es la idea de regalo perfecto para un niño que está convaleciente o se ha quedado en casa cuando sus padres han salido de vacaciones o por trabajo. Por cada día que su hijo tiene que estar en cama o esperar su

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Treasure Hunt
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary For a special occasion, set up a treasure hunt for the children. The "treasure" itself is insignificant; kids just love the adventure of discovering and following lots of clues. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
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