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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
  • Family Olympic Torch
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Kick off your family's "Summer Reading Olympics" by making a family Olympic torch. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every Season, Reading, Travel Adventures,

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

    summary Children will put a lot of reading and writing skills to use when they make their own books. The difference between the bookmaking projects in this section and those included in other sections is that the children

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Scrapbooks
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Create a scrapbook with a child as a fun activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play Making scrapbooks helps

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Reading Raffle
    large group, play, indoor

    summary The more children read, the better their chances of winning a reading raffle! Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Games AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Hats on for Reading
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Add some drama to your read-aloud time with the simplest of props-a hat. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Drama AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
  • Book Buddies
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Form a partnership with your beginning reader and spend fifteen to twenty minutes a day reading with the child, but not to the child. (This is what makes you a reading partner rather than a story reader.) Source:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • When In Rome
    1-2, play, outdoor

    summary Whether you're headed for the beach or a national landmark, let your first stop be your local library, where you and your kids can check out books related to your itinerary. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Category Bingo
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Children read books covering all kinds of subjects before they can cover a row of squares on this special bingo card -- a fun way to broaden their reading interests. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Wish Upon a Cupcake
    1-2, large group, small group, meal, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary The birthday child doesn't make all the wishes when you bake these cupcakes -- the rest of the family make them, too. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays AGES:

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