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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

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Draw and Tell a Story
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary This activity is like a chalk talk, but with crayons. Crayon drawings help children visualize the story youre telling and inspire them to make up new ones. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Draw and Tell
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Which comes first, the story or the pictures? Most of the time, the story comes first. Source: Time Together: RIF Family of Readers CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Be a Navigator
    1-2, small group, play, traveling

    summary If the your mother or father is willing to let you, you can be the navigator on the familys next car trip. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Out and About, Travel Adventures AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Excuses, Excuses
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Have your kids write their own excuse notes from school? Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Although you will still have to

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Finding Out Whodunit
    large group, small group, bed, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Detective novels make great read-aloud fare for you and your older children, and much of the fun is in out-detecting the detectives. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Celebrations and

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Theme Walk
    1-2, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Take your child out for some fresh air and exploration during a walk around the neighborhood. List some things for your baby to look for during the walk. Let older babies and toddlers find some things for themselves

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • 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
  • 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
  • Old vs. New
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Compare the architecture of the two buildings and research them at your local library. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: History, Reading AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
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