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  • 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
  • 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
  • Creating Dough Sculptures
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Two sessions may be required if you wish to have children help make the modeling dough. Otherwise, make dough ahead of time and have children add food colors before sculpting their dinosaurs. Source: Reading Is Fundamental,

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Play Time
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Use playtime to help your child build language and literacy skills. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Games AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Any activity can be

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Become a Gardener
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Read about gardening, and then grow something at your home. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Out and About AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Read a book

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Quilting Stories
    large group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Children design their own squares to add to a collective quilt, which tells a story. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Picnic de libros
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Disfruta de un picnic de libros en el parque. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Seasonal Activities AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Prepara una canasta

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Shake, Rattle, and Read!
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary If you can stand the noise, strip up a rhythm band to accompany your read-aloud sessions. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Drama, Music AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor,

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    • 3-5
  • Lunch Notes
    1-2, small group, meal, indoor, outdoor

    summary Create personalized notes for your kids and put them in their lunch bags. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Family Reading Hour
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor

    summary For children to become lifelong readers, it's important that they view reading as something that enriches our lives, not just an academic subject in school. One way to accomplish this is by establishing a Family Reading

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