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Posted June 8, 2018

Story Time in the Park

Monday through Thursday, June 11-July 19, at 25 summer lunch meal sites in the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Lunch is served at all sites from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Story Time in the Park is an APS Title I Family Engagement initiative that provides certified teachers who host read aloud sessions for children and their families at 25 summer lunch meal sites in the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The program was created to get books into the hands of kids. It is key to preventing summer reading loss. 

Families leave each Story Time in the Park session with a copy of the book that was read and shared, and a “tip sheet” of strategies and supports for reading at home.The aim is to support families so they can guide their children toward reading proficiency and a life-long joy of reading.

Through modeling and teaching, caring adults learn about the reading process, strategies for reading aloud, and questioning techniques for reading comprehension

Studies show that young children who have access to books in the home, and who are read aloud to regularly, have the best chance of becoming successful readers.

Children from low-income families routinely lose two to three months of reading proficiency every summer while middle-class children gain about a month.  From grade one to nine, children from low-income families lose two or more years of reading proficiency.  80% of the rich/poor reading gap accumulates during the summers.  Children from low-income families gain as much reading growth during the school year, when schools are open, as middle-class children.

Locations

Chelwood Park, 3205 San Juan NE

Hawthorne Park, 420 General Somervell NE

Montgomery Park, 5510 Ponderosa NE

Aztec Park, 3400 Moon NE

Alameda Spray Park, 9800 4th NW

4-H Park, 1400 Menaul NW

Goodrich Park, 200 Delamar NW

Lavaland Park, 319 64th St NW

El Rancho de Atrisco Park, 2720 Ladera NW

Tiguex Park, 1800 Mountain NW

Santa Fe Village Park, 5700 Bogart NW

Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity SE

South Broadway Park, 236 Garfield SE

Trumbull Children’s, 8201 Trumbull SE

Wilson Park, 6000 Anderson SE

Alamosa  Park, 1100 Bataan Dr. SW

Raymac Park, 320 Morton Ln. SW

South Valley Pool, 3912 Isleta Blvd SW

Shadyside Park, 2920 Isleta Blvd SW

Tom Tenorio Park, 2900 Arenal Rd. SW

Tower Pond Park, 601 86th St. SW

Valle del Bosque, 480 Sunset Rd SW

 

 

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