Nari Ferderer

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Learn with me
Learn With Me: Early Literacy from A to Z Early literacy is more than just reading, talking and singing with your child. What you say and share has just as much impact as how it's delivered. Whether its through books, conversations or jokes, a shared and diverse mix of activities and interactions with young children can shape the way they see, interpret and understand the world around them. Each month, we'll journey through the alphabet, discovering different ways of creating memories and moments to share with the children in your life. I is for ... Independence Independence is an important...Read more...
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boy playing with educational toy
Learn With Me: Early Literacy from A to Z Early literacy is more than just reading, talking and singing with your child. What you say and share has just as much impact as how it's delivered. Whether its through books, conversations or jokes, a shared and diverse mix of activities and interactions with young children can shape the way they see, interpret and understand the world around them. Each month, we'll journey through the alphabet, discovering different ways of creating memories and moments to share with the children in your life. G is for .... Games! One of the best...Read more...
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Learn with me
Learn With Me: Early Literacy from A to Z Early literacy is more than just reading, talking and singing with your child. What you say and share has just as much impact as how it's delivered. Whether its through books, conversations or jokes, a shared and diverse mix of activities and interactions with young children can shape the way they see, interpret and understand the world around them. Each month, we'll journey through the alphabet, discovering different ways of creating memories and moments to share with the children in your life. E is for Explore! Children naturally explore the world,...Read more...
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Story to Stage Writing Contest - featuring Danny the Dragon puppet mascot
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo and the San José Public Library have partnered to present our first joint writing contest, Story to Stage. This Spring, help Happy Hollow Park & Zoo find a new story to add to their puppet theater! March 1 - April 12 Write an original story about Danny the Dragon, the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo mascot. The winner will be recognized at Happy Hollow on Saturday, May 11, 2019 and their story will become the inspiration for a brand new puppet show at Happy Hollow’s Puppet Castle Theater. Submissions are accepted between March 1 and...Read more...
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Parent and child playing with a toy
Each month, we'll journey through the alphabet, discovering different ways of creating memories and moments to share with the children in your life.Read more...
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young boy playing with educational toy
Learn With Me: Early Literacy from A to Z Early literacy is more than just reading, talking and singing with your child. What you say and share has just as much impact as how it’s delivered. Whether its through books, conversations or jokes, a shared and diverse mix of activities and interactions with young children can shape the way they see, interpret and understand the world around them. Each month, we'll journey through the alphabet, discovering different ways of creating memories and moments to share with the children in your life. A is for Alliteration Alliteration is the repetition of...Read more...
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literature
2019 is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Its a chance to press the reset button your TBR pile and make a fresh start on your next year's reading journey. Whether you read fiction, non-fiction, listen to audiobooks, or spend your days flipping through picture books, there is a reading challenge for you! Challenge 1: Modern Mrs. Darcy Pick and choose your books to fit ten distinct fields. Can you find one book that fits all 10? Challenge 2: Popsugar For a more challenging reading checklist, try Popsugar's 50 prompts of books to read. The 5th annual list...Read more...
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Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
(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 I December 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 December. Pick and choose or try them all! December 2018 December 1: Make a list of three new things to try next year. December...Read more...
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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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Wee Play Early Education friends: Conroy Cougar, Sixbot Robot, Emilia Puppy, Kato Kitty, and Bolt Bird
(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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