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  • Alphabet Noodles
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary How can your children use alphabet noodles or cereal to have fun and play reading games? Let them count the ways! Here is a batch of ideas to get them started. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Be a Mapmaker
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Learn about creating and reading maps by creating a neighborhood map. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Materials: Clipboard

    • 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

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Props for Pretend Play
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Play pretend doctor or waiter with your kids so they can practice their writing skills. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas for Every Season, Rainy Day Fun AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Read It and Eat
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Does "The Popcorn Book" leave kids craving a hot buttered snack? Have some ready to eat while you read (it makes reading like going to the movies), or suggest that you pop some together afterward. Source:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • teen
  • 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
  • Book and Character Costumes
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Suggest that it might be fun to dress up as a favorite storybook character or even a book itself! This idea will appeal to all the book lovers if you have occasion to dress up. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES:

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

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Play It Again, Sam!
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor

    summary "How do I sound?" the child asks. Better this time, you'll say, after you play back a recording of the child reading the same page for the umpteenth time. Sure enough, the child's performance has improved

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
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