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  • New Kid on the Block
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Your kids and their friends can play welcome wagon by producing a packet of homemade maps, guides, and other materials to help the new kids learn their way around. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Ideas

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

    summary Write about summertime adventures with a friend. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY:

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Sticker Books
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Reward children's reading with an array of colorful stickers -- one for short books, two for longer ones if you like. The children collect their stickers in booklets they can later redeem for prizes. Source: The RIF

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bookworm
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Your children turn into bookworms themselves to make this bookworm grow. If it grows long enough, its tail may meet its head as it stretches around the children's room! Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

    • 1-2
    • 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
  • Word Bank
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Here's a new savings plan for your children: The children savor a new word every day, then save it in a personal bank. Day after day, they draw on these savings for reading fun and reinforcement. Source: The RIF Guide

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
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