Welcome to the RIF
July 1, 2003
RIF website is full of ideas for incorporating reading into your
everyday summer plans. Visit www.rif.org
to find activities, tips, reproducible worksheets, and more!
summer vacation, check out RIF's family activity ideas!
Whether you're headed for the beach or a national landmark, let
your first stop be your local library, where you can check out books
related to your itinerary! And before you travel, check out these
activity ideas from RIF:
There!" Travel Maps
When children follow their own homemade maps, they won't need
to ask you, "How long before we get there?" The information
will be right in front of them.
When in Rome, read about Rome! The same applies for everywhere
you travel with your children. Check out book suggestions for
a trip to the shore or a historic city.
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
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.
Exit, Falling Rocks: Car Game
In this road activity, the riders on the left side of the car
take on the riders on the right side in a race to spot words that
begin with all the letters of the alphabet.
For more family activity ideas, visit the Parent's
section of the website. Also, check out RIF's online Summer
Reading Guide for more summer-specific ideas!
More News from RIF:
RIF Secure Funds for Local RIF Programs in 2004
Congress is currently working on the FY '04 Budget and your
voice can make a difference. Show your support for RIF programs
for RIF today.
Reading Contest Is Underway!
Now through August 15, children ages 5 to 18 can participate
in Riffington's Summer Reading Contest. Prize packages include
a $20 gift card to buy books, a copy of a Harry Potter video,
a RIF Frisbee, and a book light. Read
the contest details.
Library Journal Named RIF Website "Site of the Week"
On June 16, the School Library Journal chose RIF's online Summer
Reading Guide as their pick of the week. See why these resources
were chosen. Check out the Summer
Reading Guide now!
Plans National Reading Celebration for September 2003
This year's theme, The Art of Reading, will showcase
the importance of illustration in childrens literature by
featuring a wide variety of free, family-friendly, art-themed activities
at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The event will
take place on September 13, 2003. Look for a special "save
the date" invitation to arrive in your email inbox soon. Learn
more about the plans for this event.
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