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  • Frog and Toad Are Valentines
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Children make valentines for their friends. Why not have them make valentines for their favorite storybook characters too! Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Celebrations

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Joke Book
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Make your own joke book. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Exploring Nature, Ideas for Every Season AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Collect jokes

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Encouraging Young Writers
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Suggestions for encouraging young writers. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY: Play Long before children go to school, before they

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Holiday Letters
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Create a holiday greeting to family and friends with your kids. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Celebrations and Holidays, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Note Clip
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary A note clip keeps a clamp on the phone messages, lists, and other scraps of information that otherwise get misplaced. Here's a simple and useful gift your children can make for just about anybody, even themselves.

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