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Activities for Readers, Grades 2-5

Talking, playing and even cooking with your child can help reinforce the reading skills learned in school. Here's how.

Rev up reading for second graders

Easy activities to help your second grader master essential reading skills.

Learn the language of rhythm

Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners spell out musical grammar for first- and second-graders.

Learning Tips for Home

Check out these educational tips to try at home with your child.

Create a noisemaker

How you can help at home: This easy-to-make noisemaker reinforces the science skills of observation.

Make a family cookbook

Your child can practice valuable skills and you can make a memorable gift when you create a family cookbook together.

Do You Know Your Family Tree?

Putting together a family tree is a great educational activity that uses math, writing, research and history skills.

Think 3-D: Make a pop-up book

How you can help at home: In this activity your child makes a creative book to write a story in.

Create a mummy

How you can help at home: Make shawabtis, small mummy-like statues, to introduce your child to the art of ancient Egypt.

Create an Obelisk

How you can help at home: To learn about Egyptian art, try making your own obelisk out of paper.

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