Nari Ferderer

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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. 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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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