Nari Ferderer

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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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One More Story homepage screenshot
eBook for Pre-K to 3rd-Grade Readers One More Story is another wonderful way to find books to read together at the library. Our newest eBook collection is tailor-made for kids from Pre-K to 3rd grade. Although One More Story can only be used in the library, it contains a diverse online library of illustrated children's books that are read aloud and set to music. Both classic and contemporary, these fun, interactive and engaging tales are a great way to share stories with the family. Guide, Benjamin D. Bookworm will lead you through the stories, or you can give the I...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 July 2016 Calendar / June 2016 Calendar / May 2016 Calendar / April 2016 Calendar / March 2016 Calendar / February 2016 Calendar / January 2016 Calendar July 1: Stop by your local library and ask about our Summer Reading Challenge . Only one month left to join! July 2: Browse through Hoopla for Kids...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. June 2016 Calendar / May 2016 Calendar / April 2016 Calendar / March 2016 Calendar / February 2016 Calendar / January 2016 Calendar June Early Literacy Calendar: Activities to do at home to promote reading and school readiness June 1: Our Summer Reading Challenge starts today! Sign up online or at your local library. June...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. May 2016 Calendar / April 2016 Calendar / March 2016 Calendar / February 2016 Calendar / January 2016 Calendar May Early Literacy Calendar: Activities to do at home to promote reading and school readiness. May 1: Practice making the letter M shape using spaghetti noodles, string or q-tips May 2: Look for the book “Monday...Read more...
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National Library Week 2016
April 10th - 16 marks National Library Week in the United States. There are so many ways to celebrate a love of books, libraries and reading. My favorite way is to stop by my local library to load up on the free materials to take home and enjoy. Here are some of my favorite titles. I hope you'll add yours to the list. Picture Books About Books Beatrice Doesn't Want To by Laura Numberoff : Beatrice does not want to go to the library or read any books, but after her third trip there with her brother, she finally finds...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. April 2016 Calendar | March 2016 Calendar | February 2016 Calendar | January 2016 Calendar April 1 - 2 Knock Knock! Its April Fool’s Day! Tell a joke to someone in your home today. What word rhymes with “Hat”? April 3 - 9 Count from 1 to 10. Count your fingers and your toes. Visit...Read more...
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Play, Learn and Grow...Together!
“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” - Mr. Rogers Although kids play in different ways on a daily basis, the amount of time kids are allowed to spend in free play is constantly shrinking. Sometimes viewed as just a diversion, play is actually one of the most powerful tools for a growing mind. Through play, children learn to: Expand their imaginations. Problem solve, Teamwork, and Develop leadership and communication skills. When playing, children have a safe space to experiment with what they’ve experienced in their lives, either at home or at school. They can re-imagine...Read more...
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ABC Mouse
San Jose Public Library is proud to announce our newest educational resource ABC Mouse. ABC Mouse is an interactive and engaging resource with over 3,500 fun-filled learning activities for children ages 2 to 7. Educational concepts are presented in a variety of ways to reinforce the content all while kids have fun learning. ** Please note that ABC Mouse can only be accessed in the library either through one of our computers via our Kids Games webpage or on your mobile device (phone or tablet) as long as you are connected to our library network. To access the program on...Read more...
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