Blogs: Kids

  • Back to School - Setting Literacy Goalskids with back to school banner

    Is your child going back to school next week? Starting school for the first time? Back to school is a special time for children, and can sometimes be a difficult transition going from the fun and easy summer days to the more structured routine of a school schedule. Although your child may be ready to get started with all their school supplies, one of the most important tools that they’ll rely on are their literacy skills. Refreshing and encouraging these skills at home will help your children succeed right from the start.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everyday Places: The KitchenEarly Literacy in Everyday Places

    Summertime is a great place to start healthy habits for your family. What better place to start than in your kitchen? Cooking with toddlers and preschoolers can be fun, messy and an incredible learning experience fostering healthy eating habits, developing your child's imagination and their gross motor skills. Whether its something as simple as brewing a pot of coffee or more complex like cooking spaghetti, this is an experience they will always remember.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, August 7, 2015 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • National Ice Cream Month!The Ultimate Ice Cream Book

    July is National Ice Cream Month! Additionally, National Ice Cream Day is the third Sunday of July, which is this Sunday, July 19, 2015! Learn about ice cream, make ice cream, and most importantly, eat ice cream! You can also celebrate by checking out The National Ice Cream Day Festival at SoMa StrEat Food Park, featuring the Bay Area's top ice cream vendors!
    Posted by: Jessica Novak on Monday, July 13, 2015 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • How We Got to Sesame StreetStreet Gang book cover

    Last month, Sonia Manzano, who played the character of Maria on Sesame Street for 45 years, spoke at the American Library Association annual conference in San Francisco.  When she announced she had retired from the show, a collective “noooooooooooooo” rose from the assembled librarians.
    Posted by: Sarah Kishler on Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 7:51 AM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everyday Places: The MoviesEarly Literacy in Everyday Places: the Movies

    Taking a trip to the movie theater can be a great way to not only entertain your preschooler or early elementary schoolers, but also to keep cool during the summer heat. Whether you are at the movies, or watching from the comfort of your couch, take advantage of this great opportunity to incorporate some early literacy activities in your outing.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 1