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  • Reading Time Line
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Beginning with Columbus's voyage, children can read their way through the centuries of American history, charting events on a time line as they live through them in books. Encourage children to try historical novels

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Make a Book on Tape
    1-2, bath, bed, meal, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Make a recording of your child's favorite book -- helps reinforce learning and reassure during seperation. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Traveling

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Videotaping Stories
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children become the authors of a tale based on a picture. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Time: 15 minutes Materials:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Backseat Scavenger Hunt
    1-2, small group, play, traveling

    summary If you prepare a backseat scavenger hunt for a long car ride, your children may be too busy looking out the window to notice how long you've been on the road. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Go-Together Gifts
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Nothing motivates reading like a gift that arrives with a companion-a book. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Finding Out Whodunit
    large group, small group, bed, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Detective novels make great read-aloud fare for you and your older children, and much of the fun is in out-detecting the detectives. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Celebrations and

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Making Up the Words
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Make up a story with your child. Read from a favorite book and take turns making up the words. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Vocabulary Building AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Listening Stations
    1-2, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Most everyone loves to sing their favorite tunes. Take your child on a musical adventure and discover what kind of music you like to listen to together. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Music

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Reading Passport
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Before your children take off on a round-the-world reading odyssey, issue them each a passport so they can keep track of the places they visit. This kind of record-keeping activity is great for the long summer break.

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Puzzle Grab Bag
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Every time your children finish a book or read for a specified number of minutes, let them reach into a bag and pull out a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. How long before they complete the puzzle? Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
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