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  • Make Your Own Books on Tape
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Since reading stories aloud is probably the best thing that parents can do to encourage their children to become successful, lifelong learners, consider recording your child's favorite stories on audiotape. Source:

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  • Go Read
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Enjoy this card game activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Games AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Simple card games like War, Go Fish, and Concentration

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • A Penny for Your Books
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Pennies are the stepping stones to a special place on this homemade map, but it takes reading, not walking, to get there. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12

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  • How to Make Gifts
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    summary Children can make their own gifts for family and friends by following the directions in a how-to-book. Besides the thoughtfulness involved in taking the time to make rather than buy a gift, your children will learn

    • 3-5
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    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Making Bookplates
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary By designing labels that identify books as their own, your children are acknowledging that books are among their most precious possessions. They might like to share that value by making bookplates for the books they

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    • 9-12
    • teen
  • When In Rome
    1-2, play, outdoor

    summary Whether you're headed for the beach or a national landmark, let your first stop be your local library, where you and your kids can check out books related to your itinerary. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young

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    • 6-8
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    • teen
  • Holiday Wish Cakes
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    summary Share your wishes with family and friends when you give holiday wish cakes to family and friends this season. Source: RIF CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES: MATERIALS: None TYPE: None TIME OF DAY: None MATERIALS:

  • 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
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    • 9-12
  • Happy Birthday!
    1-2, bed, indoor

    summary A great birthday activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Bed Celebrate your child's birthday by telling him or her the story

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Reading Raffle
    large group, play, indoor

    summary The more children read, the better their chances of winning a reading raffle! Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Games AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME

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    • 9-12
    • teen
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