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  • 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
  • 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
  • Sound Effects
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Here's a technique that will keep restless children more involved during read-aloud time. Ask children to help you provide sound effects in the appropriate places. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Keep a Travel Journal
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Keep track of all the fun that you're having on your trips! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Edible Alphabet
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Learning to recognize letters of the alphabet is not only fun, it tastes good! That is, if you shape the ABC's out of things that children like to eat. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Bookmarks
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Suggest that children make pretty bookmarks to enclose in a gift book or to mark the place in your own book where you left off during read-aloud time. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

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

    summary Los niños crean su propia visión de un monstruo después de leer la descripción de una historia. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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 Card Catalog
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Make reading a legacy in your family. Set up a card catalog so older brothers and sisters can keep track of the good books they read through the years and then pass their recommendations on to the younger readers

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Internet Scavenger Hunt
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Go on a scavenger hunt online to find animals and foods from different countries! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Family Time, Games, Online AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
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