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  • Reading Coupons
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Reading aloud is a gift children can give as well as receive. A coupon for Grandpa (designed and decorated by your child) might say, "I will be happy to read to you for fifteen minutes so that you can close your

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

    summary Before your children take off on a round-the-world reading odyssey, issue them each a passport so they can keep track of the places they visit. This kind of record-keeping activity is great for the long summer break.

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

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Reading Quilt
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Patchwork picture quilts will keep children warm with memories of the books they have enjoyed over a period of time. They'll need fabric and fabric crayons to get started. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Clean Up Your Community
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Look around your community. Do you see graffiti, pollution, or waste? Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Out and About AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play If

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Words for All Seasons
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children can usher in each season with a lively collage of words that describe it best. They'll need lots of printed materials to search through for their words. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Singing a Book
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor

    summary Find a few picture books that illustrate the words of a familiar song. Then sing the book to your baby while he or she looks at the pictures. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Music, Reading

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Grow Some Coral at Home
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Create your own "coral reefs" at home. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Put pieces of charcoal, brick, or

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

    summary Brighten up a gloomy day for with fun indoor picnic! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Meal, Play Materials that

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