Blogs: Kids

  • Early Literacy in Everyday Spaces: The Garden Early Literacy in Everyday Places

    The Garden Early literacy can take place anywhere, anytime. There are a number of ways to make everyday activities fun learning experiences for you and your child. Why not start in your own yard? If you don't have a yard, try starting a small container garden on a balcony or windowsill.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!Dr. Seuss - Read Across America

    Today marks what would have been the 111th birthday of famed children's book author, Theodor Seuss Geisel. Dr. Seuss' birthday is usually what starts the national campaign; Read Across America Day. You can even print a personal certificate of achievement for your reading efforts today.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Monday, March 2, 2015 - 1:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • 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