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  • Share the Fun of Reading
    small group, play, indoor

    summary Host a book party for your child and his friends. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Encourage your children to swap books with

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Travel Journals
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Carrying a journal can be an inspirational activity for a child. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Out and About, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Providing New Experiences
    1-2, bath, bed, meal, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Increase your child's vocabulary by taking them to a library or bookstore with and encourage them to read aobut new places, faces, and objects. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 6-8

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Family Olympic Torch
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Kick off your family's "Summer Reading Olympics" by making a family Olympic torch. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every Season, Reading, Travel Adventures,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Choirs
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Encourage public participation in the sessions of reading aloud by choosing books that contain many rhymes and repetitions. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE:

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Oh, DEAR!
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor

    summary The next time you hear a young voice say, "Oh, D-E-A-R!" you'll know that's the cue to "Drop Everything and Read. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal

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

    summary Here's the perfect gift idea for a child who's convalescing or who's left behind when parents are away on business or vacation. For every day your child must be in bed or endure your absence, leave a reading gift

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 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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    • 6-8
  • Bookworm
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Your children turn into bookworms themselves to make this bookworm grow. If it grows long enough, its tail may meet its head as it stretches around the children's room! Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Underwater Picture
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Create an underwater picture. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Fun, Reading, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play Using a white

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
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