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  • 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
  • Backseat Scavenger Hunt
    1-2, small group, play, traveling

    summary If you prepare a backseat scavenger hunt for a long car ride, your children may be too busy looking out the window to notice how long you've been on the road. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Making Monster Masks
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor

    summary Kids create their own visual of a monster after reading a story's description. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Time:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Restaurant Menus
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Work with a friend or family member to create a menu to use at your pretend restaurant. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Fun, Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Talking Books
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Here's an idea for older readers who would like to share their best reading asset -- their eyes. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Cultural Heritage, Drama AGES: 9-12 teen MATERIALS:

    • 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
  • 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
  • Excuses, Excuses
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Have your kids write their own excuse notes from school? Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor TIME OF DAY: Play Although you will still have to

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • 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
  • Cereal-Box Bonanza
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Almost every day, kids and adults alike read and reread the cereal boxes sitting on the breakfast table. Why not take advantage of this cardboard kiosk? The bold graphics, hyped-up language, free offerings, and nutrition

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