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  • 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

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • Be an Underwater Expert
    1-2, small group, play, outdoor, traveling

    summary Explore the water, and learn about what you find. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season, Travel Adventures AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Outdoor, Traveling

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Sculpturades
    large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Teams of children sculpt clay to try to get their team to guess a familiar book title. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Read Generously
    large group, play, indoor

    summary During the gift-giving holidays, many people give their time collecting for charities. Children may want to hold their own fund-raiser—a read-a-thon. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Share the Fun of Reading
    small group, play, indoor

    summary Host a book party for your child and his friends. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Encourage your children to swap books with

    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Family Collage
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Your kids will love to make a photo collage of your family. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Rainy Day Fun, Seasonal Activities AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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