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  • 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

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    • 6-8
  • Greetings!
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Help your children create greeting cards for a special occasion. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays, Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Fun With Limericks
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Encourage your child to have fun with words and create their own limericks! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Alphabet Learning, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Props for Pretend Play
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Play pretend doctor or waiter with your kids so they can practice their writing skills. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Rainy Day Fun AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Olympic Medallions
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Design Olympic medallions to award during the medal ceremony at the end of your family's "Summer Reading Olympics." Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Be an Underwater Expert
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Explore the water, and learn about what you find. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season, Travel Adventures AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor, Traveling

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Color Magic
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Children learn their colors and the wonders of painting by following a color book with this messy discovery of how colors mix. Source: Reading Is Fundamental (written by Corrie Fisher) CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts,

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Mark the Calendar
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Make a monthly calendar and hang it on the refrigerator. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Make a monthly

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • 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
Ideas for Every Season