Nari Ferderer

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Play, Learn and Grow Together
For a month of fun and bonding with your young child, try some or all of these early literacy activity ideas. Follow each day, or jump around to find your favorite activities. Every day you play, talk and learn with your child will help lead them towards a successful future. Feburary 1: Look outside the window. What is the weather like today? February 2: Count the number of windows in your home today. February 3: How many objects in your room are shaped like a heart? February 4: Count to 10 by twos. (two, four, etc) February 5: Practice making...Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together
Start the new year with a new set of early literacy activities to do with your child. These activities can be done at home or out and about. January January 1: Name three new things you want to learn to do this year. January 2: LIBRARY CLOSED - Read your favorite book today. January 3: What was your favorite book that you read in 2016? Who did you read it with? January 4: Learn how to say “Happy New Year” in a different language. Try using our Mango language learning resource. January 5: Sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" during bath...Read more...
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Kids tumbling with the words play, learn and grow together.
Check out our printable calendar of simple activities to do with young children to help build their early literacy skills every day.Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together
November 2016 Calendar Previous 2016 Calendars: October I September I August l July | June | May | April | March | February | January November 1: Visit the library and look for a book about turkeys. November 2: Today is “Look for Circles Day.” How many circles can you find in one hour? November 3: Learn about textures. Touch something smooth, rough, cold, warm, soft and hard. November 4: How many months are left in the year? November 5: What noise does a turkey make? What about a duck, or a goose? November 6: Sing “If You’re Happy and...Read more...
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Play learn and grow together
October 2016 Calendar Previous 2016 Calendars: September I August l July | June | May | April | March | February | January October 1: October is the 10th month of the year. Look for the number 10 today. October 2: Pumpkin starts with the letter P. What other words start with P? October 3: Count to three on your fingers. October 4: Visit the library & look for a book about pumpkins. October 5: Look outside your window. What color leaves do you see on the trees? October 6: Play Peek-A-Boo October 7: Today is World Smile Day. Think...Read more...
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children
The first few years of a child's life can impact and shape their development well into adulthood. Choosing the right childcare will set the stage for your child's success in school, with friends and in their everyday activities. Finding the best child care and early education program is a big decision. It can often be confusing and overwhelming. This workshop will assist you in making an informed decision. The workshops will include the following topics: Understanding the various Child Care options Determining the right fit for your child Finding available child care programs Understanding the financial assistance options There are...Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together
Early literacy can happen anywhere at any time. Engaging your child with their environment helps foster their brain development, setting them up for academic success. If you're not sure what to do, then use this calendar as your guide for everyday activities to do together. September 2016 Calendar Previous 2016 Calendars: August l July | June | May | April | March | February | January September 1: Count to 5 on your fingers. Count on your left hand then count on the right hand. September 2: Walk into a room and quickly name the first 5 objects that you...Read more...
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Stranger Reads
What can you do until Season 2? If you are like me, and have quickly devoured the first season of Netflix hit show, Stranger Things , then you need something to tide you over until we find out if there will be a Season 2 in our near future and if there will be justice for Barb. But not to worry, the library is here with lots of goodies to keep you entertained while we eagerly await the news! For Adults Why not start with all of Stephen King ? The master of horror has book after book to sate...Read more...
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Jazz on a Saturday Night
The San Jose Summer Jazz Fest is coming to San Jose and there's no better time to pick up these fun and lively picture books as a way to introduce your little one to the style and history of Jazz. This Jazz Man by Karen Erdhardt is a contemporary retelling of the class nursery rhyme This Old Man. The book introduces children to sounds of Jazz as well as nine well-known Jazz musicians. The book includes short biographical notes on each musician. Jazz on a Saturday Night by Leo and Diane Dillon includes a musical cd and transports us to...Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow Together
Early literacy can happen anywhere at any time. Engaging your child with their environment helps foster their brain development, setting them up for academic success. If you're not sure what to do, then use this calendar as your guide for everyday activities to do together. August 2016 Calendar Previous 2016 Calendars: July | June | May | April | March | February | January August 1: Practice writing the letter A and the number 8. August 2: Its National Coloring Book Day! Celebrate by bringing out the crayons & markers for some coloring fun. August 3: Sing Head, Shoulders Knees...Read more...
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