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  • Outdoors Alphabet Loop
    1-2, large group, small group, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Take a trip around your neighborhood to find items outdoors that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning, Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Games AGES: 1-2

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Squirt a Message
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary This activity will especially appeal to younger children who love to get their hands into something messy. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS:

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    • 3-5
  • 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
  • Bittersweet Words
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary You have just served the densest, creamiest cheesecake of your kitchen career, and what do your children say? "Good, Mom," or more enthusiastically, "Tastes great, Dad." Is their choice of words a

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Draw and Tell a Story
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary This activity is like a chalk talk, but with crayons. Crayon drawings help children visualize the story youre telling and inspire them to make up new ones. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Read Around the Clock
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary For beginning readers, an hour's worth of reading under their belts is quite an accomplishment. To acknowledge this, create a paper clockface. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Ideas

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Become a Gardener
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Read about gardening, and then grow something at your home. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Out and About AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Read a book

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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,

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    • 3-5
  • Lunch Notes
    1-2, small group, meal, indoor, outdoor

    summary Create personalized notes for your kids and put them in their lunch bags. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Family Reading Hour
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor

    summary For children to become lifelong readers, it's important that they view reading as something that enriches our lives, not just an academic subject in school. One way to accomplish this is by establishing a Family Reading

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