# Fun Time

Your child's multiplication skills will help spotlight the amount of time he or she spends reading or playing games.

## What You Need:

• Paper and pencil

## What You and Your Child Will Do:

1. Ask your child to record the amount of time he or she reads (or plays sports or other games) for 1 week. The chart below can be used to keep track of the books read (games played) and the total number of hours spent reading (playing) each day.
2. At the end of the week, check your child's computation of the total number of hours spent reading or playing that week.

 Day Books Read Number of Hours per Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Total Number of Hours per Week:

3. Suppose that your child reports a total of 16 hours of reading for the week. Suggest that the 16 hours is typical of the number of hours spent reading every week. Then, based on this number, challenge the child to find these amounts:
• the number of hours spent reading in 10 weeks
• the number of hours spent reading in 100 weeks (about 2 years)
• the number of hours spent reading in 1,000 weeks (about 20 years)