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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
  • Letter Writing
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Encourage your children to correspond regularly with long distance friends and family, or become pen pals. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Celebrity Autograph Book
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Many schools now extend invitations to local celebrities to read to children. Heres one twist a RIF project used to add to the excitement of the day. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Backseat Scavenger Hunt Game
    1-2, small group, play, traveling

    summary If you prepare a backseat scavenger hunt for your next a long car ride, you may be too busy looking out the window to notice how long you've been on the road. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Butterfly Gardening
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Do you love butterflies? Plant a butterfly garden! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Butterflies

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • A Family History
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Research your family's history. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: History, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Most children enjoy hearing stories

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • A Running Reading Record
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Reward your children for their reading achievements. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Children,

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Pen Pals
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children can share ideas about a story they read, recommend books, or even exchange books by mail. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE:

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