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  • Make Your Own Fortune Cookies
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Fortune cookies are fun for reading as well as eating. You don't have to go out to a Chinese restaurant to have them; with the help of a parent, you can make 'em and bake 'em right in your own oven, or poke paper

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Palabras para todas las estaciones del año
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Los niños pueden marcar el comienzo de cada estación con un alegre collage de palabras que la describa a la perfección. Necesitarán mucho material impreso para buscar las palabras. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • Bookworm
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Your children turn into bookworms themselves to make this bookworm grow. If it grows long enough, its tail may meet its head as it stretches around the children's room! Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

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

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Holiday Wish List
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary 'Tis the season when gift catalogs abound in the mail. Dont throw them out! They will provide your children with hours of reading and wishful thinking and call into play many reading skills. Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • 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
  • Shake, Rattle, and Read!
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary If you can stand the noise, strip up a rhythm band to accompany your read-aloud sessions. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Drama, Music AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor,

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Scrapbooks
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Create a scrapbook with a child as a fun activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play Making scrapbooks helps

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
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