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  • Making Music with Words
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary The sound of music can help children learn to read. Listen to music with your child. Sing along to the radio. Learning words to songs is one more way to help strengthen kids' use of language. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 9-12
  • Dibujar y Contar
    small group, play, indoor

    summary ¿Qué llega primero, la historia o los dibujos? La mayoría de las veces, la historia nace primero. Source: Time Together: RIF Family of Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Reading, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • Word Bank
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Here's a new savings plan for your children: The children savor a new word every day, then save it in a personal bank. Day after day, they draw on these savings for reading fun and reinforcement. Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • Puzzle Grab Bag
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Every time your children finish a book or read for a specified number of minutes, let them reach into a bag and pull out a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. How long before they complete the puzzle? Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 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
  • Book Chain
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary After they read a book, children add a link on a paper chain. Can one child make the chain reach from the ceiling to the floor? Can two or three readers cooperate and make the chain go all around the room-twice? Source:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Happy Birthday!
    1-2, bed, indoor

    summary A great birthday activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Bed Celebrate your child's birthday by telling him or her the story

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
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