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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
  • Hats on for Reading
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Add some drama to your read-aloud time with the simplest of props-a hat. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Drama AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play

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    • 3-5
  • Local Ghost Stories
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Visit your local historical society and find famous ghosts. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: History, Reading, Seasonal Activities, Writing AGES: teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY:

    • 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,

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    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Keep a Nature Log
    1-2, large group, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Keep a nature log to track changes in nature. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Seasonal Activities, Writing AGES: 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Hike on the same path at different

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Props for Pretending
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Let your children walk in your shoes - literally! Save your old clothing and accessories for their pretend play. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Drama AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Kids in the Kitchen
    1-2, meal, indoor

    summary Children love to take orders from you in the kitchen. Read aloud the recipes and let them be the perfect chef's assistant. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Math, Rainy Day Fun, Vocabulary Building

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Book Critics
    1-2, bed, play, indoor

    summary Ask your child to be the critic. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Bed, Play Ask your children to study the reviewing styles

    • 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

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Be a Marine Life Expert
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary "Explore the water and research what you find. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Science, Seasonal Activities, Travel Adventures AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor, Traveling TIME

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