Blogs: Kids

  • Celebrate National Pancake Day (YUM)!National Pancake Day image

    Did you know that March 4 is National Pancake Day?  You can, of course, celebrate by visiting an IHOP restaurant and getting a free short stack of pancakes (details here) but I've also compiled a list of some great books that will help you celebrate this delicious holiday.
    Posted by: Rebekah Davis on Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 12:00 PM | Comments: 1
  • Bilingual Babies: Resources for Bilingual Readers and Parents7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child Cover SJPL catalog

    Are you interested in raising your child to be bilingual? Not sure where to start or find resources? Why not go to your local San Jose Public Library and check out what we have to offer!
    Posted by: adilene rogers on Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 5:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • Reading Wordless Picture Books: How and WhyReading Wordless Picture Books: How and Why

    Sometimes young readers get nervous when it comes to reading aloud. Sometimes you have a family member who isn’t comfortable reading in English and would prefer to use another language. In these cases, wordless picture books are a wonderful way to share the joy of reading without the added stress of reading. Wordless picture books allow you to let your imagination run wild, building a dialogue and storyline unique to the readers. Building a narrative is a fantastic way to not only develop reading comprehension but also to strengthen and build vocabulary. By using wordless pictures books, you and your young child can share a story and a bonding experience that is special and unique.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everday Places: The Waiting RoomEarly Literacy in Everyday Places

    Whether you are waiting for the dentist, the doctor or the veterinarian, use the time spent in the waiting room as another opportunity to work on early literacy skills with your child as well as calm their fears about the visit. Don't forget that these books can count for your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten log. Ideas for babies
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, February 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • From Gringotts to Muggles: The Joy of Revisiting Harry Potterharry potter books

    It has been almost eighteen years since the first book of the Harry Potter series was published. In that time span, Harry Potter had become one of the best selling series of all time. Beloved by both young and old, Harry Potter entered the English literary canon with a bang that continues to reverberate.
    Posted by: Amelia Vander Heide on Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 2