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  • Harvest for Reading
    1-2, large group, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Locate a farm using a directory and visit the farm with your kids! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Seasonal Activities AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Butterfly Gardening
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor

    summary Do you love butterflies? Plant a butterfly garden! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Butterflies

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

    summary Form a partnership with your beginning reader by setting aside fifteen or twenty minutes a day to read with rather than to the child. (Thats what makes you a partner rather than story reader.) Source: The RIF Guide

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Make a Mark
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Babies learn how letters are formed when they scribble. Writing with babies helps them make the connection between speaking and writing and the connection between sounds and letters. Source: Reading Is Fundamental

    • 1-2
  • School-Break Calendar
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Here are some ways to keep books open even though the school doors are closed. The long summer break leaves more time than ever to read or participate in reading-related activities. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging

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

    summary Beginning with Columbus's voyage, children can read their way through the centuries of American history, charting events on a time line as they live through them in books. Encourage children to try historical novels

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Compartir el poder de la lectura
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary No hay que hacer actividades extraordinarias con los niños para ayudarlos a convertirse en buenos lectores. El compartir conversaciones, libros, canciones y cuentos es lo que les ayudará en su formación de lector.

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Almond, Butter Pecan, Chocolate
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary On a blistering hot summer day, think ice cream! With your children, fantasize about the long list of flavors on the board at your local ice cream parlor. How do they keep track of so many flavors? Alphabetical order!

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