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5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Reading is important. Today, the show features reading expert, Amy Mascott, about how parents and teachers can help older children develop a love of reading.

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Listen to Amy Mascott talking about Reading

Amy Mascott – Bio As Submitted

amy mascott profile new 3 copyAmy Mascott @teachmama is the creator of teachmama.com <https://teachmama.com/>, where since 2008, she has shared tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers they can be for their children. A reading teacher, author, and influencer, Amy has truly expanded the walls of her classroom, lending her expertise at local and national events all around the country. Amy resides in the DC Metro with her three crazy-cool kids, a dog, a bird, and a hamster.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Tom McCandless April 21, 2019 - 6:26 am

Here’s a great book to read with your kids – Becoming Jesse, Celebrating The Everyday Magic Of Childhood. See the book and everything about this amazing author at http://www.SavingTheMagicOfChildhood.com. Please scroll down to see her TEDx Talk. Focus on cell phone addictions. Light On!

Monica House April 22, 2019 - 10:58 pm

What great and simple ideas. As a future teacher I wrote Ms. Mascott’s tips down to remember how to help parents of my future students help their child to enjoy reading. As a parent I will take her advise to heart with my own children.


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