Tag: reading

Get Kindergarten Ready with Summer Learning Path

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Kindergarten Ready? The global pandemic has caused many milestones to be canceled or changed: weddings, parties, and graduations. This includes the most adorable of all...

What Should I Read Next? Book Suggestions for Mom

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Feeling a little stir crazy? Looking for some new book suggestions? Thanks to the Albuquerque Public Library online system, reading is a great activity...

A Teacher’s Advice To Parents During School Closures

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All New Mexican school kids are (temporarily) homeschool kids.  I'm a teacher and just learned that students will be missing several weeks of school without...

From Ma to Marmee :: Quotes from Mothers in Classic Literature

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I was blessed to have a close relationship with my mother growing up, and one of our favorite activities was reading aloud together. In...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Good Read

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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15. Albuquerque has many activities and events associated with this month. Check them out here. I am not Hispanic,...

Fit it In :: 5 Ways to Get Those 20 Minutes...

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School is starting and that means parents are adding one more thing to their already busy lives--reading homework! When I taught, I always asked my...

Spark Your Child’s Joy for Reading

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How do you excite your children about reading? Multiple studies have found that reading as a child boosts brain development in many areas, including language learning,...

7 Tips to Help Your Child Become a Strong Reader

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I've been a high school English teacher for the past 16 years. And for much of that time, I've also taught ACT and SAT...

ABQ Moms Blog Guide to Storytime

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As moms, we have the opportunity to build the foundation for reading with our children when they are very young. Babbling with your baby is...

Reading with Older Kids :: 4 Simple Ways to Enjoy Books...

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Have you stopped reading with your kids? The older ones, I mean, the ones who can read on their own. I know that I began...

A Teacher’s Summer Soap Box :: 3 Simple Ways To Help...

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My very first year teaching first grade, I spoke with some very angry parents. Their child's kindergarten teacher had assured them their child was...

Summer Reading :: A Gift, Not a Chore

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"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift." — Kate...

Reading (and Talking) with Your Children :: An Interview with Sarah...

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Check out these links to catch up on part 1 and part 2 of this series.  In part three of my interview with Sarah Mackenzie,...

Tips on Reading Aloud :: An Interview with Sarah Mackenzie, Part...

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In part two of my interview with Sarah Mackenzie, she shares practical suggestions on getting started reading out loud. Read on for insights from her...