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  • Around the World in Eighty Books
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Reading can make globe-trotters of your children or send them on a cross-country trek. Charting their travels on a real map will help them visualize where stories actually take place and help them understand how geography

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Tell Family Stories
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Teach values, pass on family history and build children's listening & thinking skills. Photos from family album can illustrate the stories. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Cultural Heritage, History,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Treasure Hunt
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary For a special occasion, set up a treasure hunt for the children. The "treasure" itself is insignificant; kids just love the adventure of discovering and following lots of clues. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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; your kids can make 'em and bake 'em right in your own oven, or poke paper fortunes into packaged

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Internet Scavenger Hunt
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Go on a scavenger hunt online to find animals and foods from different countries! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Family Time, Games, Online AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS:

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    • 6-8
  • Reading Time Line
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Beginning with Columbus's voyage, children can read their way through the centuries of American history, charting events on a time line as they live through them in books. Encourage children to try historical novels

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Read Generously
    large group, play, indoor

    summary During the gift-giving holidays, many people give their time collecting for charities. Children may want to hold their own fund-raiser—a read-a-thon. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Around the World in an Essay
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Let imaginations go anywhere as kids think about their dream vacations. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Online, Writing AGES: teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor,

    • teen
  • Around the World in Your Backyard
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Learn more about different countries by planting a small herb garden and making authentic ethnic meals. Have your child keep a gardening journal to track the herb's growth progress. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Plátanos dulces y fritos
    1-2, small group, meal, indoor

    summary Quizás ya lo hayan probado, pero el plátano es una fruta tropical y frito es delicioso, un banquete caribeño. Puedes saborear algunos plátanos dulces fritos durante tu próxima comida. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 9-12
    • teen
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