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. Q is for ... Quiet Time Quiet and children...Read more...
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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. O is for Outdoor Play When children have time...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. M is for ... Music Music is as much...Read more...
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With the summer season in full bloom, you might hear the call of the playgrounds, beaches, parks and vacations pulling you outdoors and away from your Summer Learning reading logs. Keeping the reading momentum strong for kids can be even harder as the nights are longer, the days are hotter and the free play is all around them. It is in these months when children often experience the Summer Slide. The Summer Slide is a real experience, where young children's academic achievements slip over the summer during the break from practice and routine. The fix is fairly easy. Sign up...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. K is for ... Kitchen The kitchen is one...Read more...
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Hiking with Kids
Summer is quickly approaching, and warmer weather is within our reach. With schools wrapping up in the next few weeks, why not plan some outdoor adventures to take advantage of the longer days ahead. In the months ahead, we'll be featuring more posts on discovering and making use of the trails and nature features in and around San José. Why Go Outside? Image: Alviso Marina County Park ©Nari Ferderer Kids are naturally drawn to the outdoors. They use every single part of their bodies when playing outside. There are rocks to climb, dirt and sand to explore, and new friends...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. 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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