We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child with The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and today is Family Friday. Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners and RIF encourages you to take a little time tonight, or this weekend, to spend quality time together. Need ideas? Head over to our resources page and you’re sure to...
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Reading Is Fundamental | Literacy Resources

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We love this photo! UGI Utilities, Inc. has partnered with RIF for 25 years in order to bring millions of books to children in their neighborhoods just like Christina!
We love this photo UGI Utilities Inc has partnered with RIF for
It’s Arbor Day! Ask your child to write a description of a tree in your neighborhood. Then see if you can find it using the description!
Its Arbor Day Ask your child to write a description of a
#DYK that Children's Book Week is happening May 1-7? Children's books are definitely part of the bare necessities and RIF will have giveaways, contests and games to celebrate them! Keep an eye out for our posts May 1-7 so you can forget about your worries & play along! #CBW17
DYK that Childrens Book Week is happening May 17 Childrens books are
Tell a Story Day is celebrated today. The aim of the day to get participants telling, sharing and listening to each other’s stories. The origin of the day is unknown, but there is surely a story to tell about it – maybe your family can make one up!
Tell a Story Day is celebrated today The aim of the day
We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child with The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and today is Artsy Thursday! Let your little one engage with a story by drawing their favorite scene or redesigning the cover of their favorite book (so long as their crayons don't quit)!
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We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child with NAEYC and today is Work Together Wednesday! When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Why not make a pillow fort, perfect for reading Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty, this evening?
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We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child with NAEYC and today is Tasty Tuesday! Tonight, let your little ones help out in the kitchen by reading the dinner recipe to you!
Were celebrating Week of the Young Child with NAEYC and today is

Reading Is Fundamental | Kids in the Kitchen

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"But not until I was faced with a person unabashed about his own lack of literacy did I stop to think how much I take for granted the idea that reading is fundamental."

(We certainly know the feeling.)
But not until I was faced with a person unabashed about his

Everything is Copy: The man who doesn’t read

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It's National Volunteer Week and our dedicated literacy champions come up with some great ways to get kids excited about reading! We love this story from the Madison, WI school district and their "Battle of the Books" competition!
Its National Volunteer Week and our dedicated literacy champions come up with
Aren't we glad YA came to be? 50 years ago today the first modern YA novel was written!
Aren't we glad YA came to be 50 years ago today the first modern YA novel was written

The Beloved Book That Started YA Lit Turns 50 Years Old Today

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Comics are great gateways to literacy! Funny, quick, and usually easy to read they offer children access to the world of words (and some quiet fun might be just what your house needs).
Comics are great gateways to literacy Funny quick and usually easy to
It's National Volunteer Week! Did you know that about 63 million Americans gave 8 billion hours of volunteer service last year?! That's amazing! Our work to create a literate America could not be accomplished without our dedicated volunteers (and we know they are priceless).
Its National Volunteer Week Did you know that about 63 million Americans

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Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn! We’re celebrating Week of the Young Child with NAEYC and today is Music Monday! Through music, children can develop their literacy skills (while having fun and being active)! Dance and sing along to these childhood classics: [ Rif.org Link ]
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Reading Is Fundamental | Finger Plays

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Today in 1954, Hank Aaron hit the first home run of his Major League Baseball career. When he retired from baseball in 1976 he had hit 755 career home runs. What does this have to do with literacy? He just kept swinging! Often, children who find reading difficult will be reluctant to continue but with encouragement and patience they too can find the perfect pitch (or book) and hit it out of...
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Today in 1954 Hank Aaron hit the first home run of his
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It's Global Youth Service Weekend and we're giving a huge shout out to our young volunteers who influence their peers! Read one such story from our blog: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Its Global Youth Service Weekend and were giving a huge shout out

Reading Is Fundamental | Former RIF Kids Helping Inspire New RIF Kids

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It’s Record Store Day! Without literacy, it would be difficult to sort through the rows of records and find your favorite artists (especially if you didn’t know the album art)
Its Record Store Day Without literacy it would be difficult to sort
How many different materials does your house recycle? For Earth Day, see if your child can help sort recyclables by reading their labels!
How many different materials does your house recycle For Earth Day see