Nari Ferderer

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Thank You Book
What does it really mean to be thankful and appreciate all the good things in your life? Please and Thank You are two of the first words of manners children are taught. As they grow older and delve more into the gray areas of emotions, reminders about gratitude and appreciation are more important than ever. Gratitude helps us feel happier in our lives and with the people in our lives. November and the upcoming holidays are great opportunities to start the discussion about gratitude and thankfulness. You can start the conversation just by asking a few simple questions. Pair any...Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together!
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDFs: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 | May 2018 | June 2018 | July 2018 | August 2018 | September 2018 I October 2018 I November 2018 Whether you are on the go or spending time at home, these fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills for October. Pick and choose or try them all! November 2018 November 1: Make a list of all the things you are Thankful for this month November 2:...Read more...
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Grumpy Pants
Emotions can be messy and bubble up at inconvenient times. Try these tips and recommended reads for talking to kids about emotions.Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together!
These fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills for October. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
These fun & simple activities are just one way to help develop your child’s pre-reading skills for September. Pick and choose or try them all!Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together!
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDF: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 I May 2018 I June 2018 I July 2018 I August 2018 August 2018 August 1: Read a book about your favorite animal. August 2: Build a house using pillows, blankets and chairs. August 3: Make up a song about hats. August 4: Play dress-up with old Halloween costumes. August 5: Paint outside with water and a paintbrush. August 6: Roll a ball back and forth. August 7: What happens when you put paper into a...Read more...
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Early Literacy in Everyday Places
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDF: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 I May 2018 I June 2018 I July 2018 July 2018 July 1: Pick a nursery rhyme to memorize this week and practice it every day. July 2: Practice counting by 1s, 5s, 10s to get to 100. July 3: Go for a walk outside. Find 5 different kinds of flowers. July 4: LIBRARY CLOSED - Draw a picture of fireworks. July 5: Count the number of windows in your home. July 6: Make a list...Read more...
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Drag Queen Talon Marks reading a story
Celebrate Pride with us at Drag Queen "Over the Rainbow" Story Hour at SJPL. Stories will highlight inclusion, diversity and friendship.Read more...
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Text: The Great American Read
(photo courtesy of PBS.org and ALA ) Celebrating the Power of Reading: The Great American Read PBS is celebrating the power of reading with its 8-part series The Great American Read . On Tuesday night, May 22, a 2-hour special highlighted the top 100 books chosen by Americans across the country. The special highlighted books from various genres with interviews from avid readers discussing their favorite title and the impact of that particular book on their life. The series will include 5 episodes focusing on the books listed in each genre. All summer long, you can vote once per day...Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together!
(Photo courtesy of the CA State Library and Terry Lorant Photography) Printable PDF: January 2018 | February 2018 | March 2018 | April 2018 I May 2018 I June 2018 June 2018 June 1: List three new things to try this summer. June 2: Sign up for our Summer Learning Challenge at your nearest branch library. June 3: Trace letters in a tray of rice or other grain. June 4: Look for different objects that start with the letter "J" June 5: How long does it take for an ice-cube to melt under the sunlight? June 6: Share a book...Read more...
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