Nari Ferderer

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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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Early Literacy in Everyday Places
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. March 2016 Calendar | February 2016 Calendar | January 2016 Calendar March 1 - 5 List as many words as you can think of that rhyme with “March” Its Dr. Seuss’ birthday today! Sing the Happy Birthday Song! Look for items in groups of 3. Do you see three cups in the kitchen? 3 green...Read more...
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airplane
I f your child is still craving more challenging and creative quests like our Tech Challenge Takes Flight program, try these websites for rainy day ideas to introduce and re-enforce engineering, math and science concepts to your child. Books to Take Home Look through our Science Experiments shelf at your local library for more ideas on a broader range of topics. Look for books on Paper Airplanes to revamp or improve upon your Tech Challenge carrier at home. (J 745.592 in the Children’s Non-Fiction shelves). Online Resources Exploratorium - San Francisco’s popular museum has an interactive website as well as...Read more...
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Early Literacy in Everyday Places
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. Feb 1 – 6 Take a trip to the grocery store and look for all the pink and red foods you can find Its Groundhog Day! Go outside to see if you can find your shadow Practice writing the letter F Find 10 red objects in your house When reading together, count how many times you see the words “heart” and...Read more...
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early literacy in everyday places
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. Jan 1 - 2 Talk about 3 things you want to do as a family this year. How many days are there in a month? Use a calendar to count. Jan 3 - Jan 9 Sing the ABC Song. Play a game of Hide & Seek with a sibling or parent. What is the weather like today? Visit your local library...Read more...
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Early Literacy in Everyday Places
Although Thanksgiving is behind us, the next couple of months will bring a number of holidays, celebrations and family gatherings going into the New Year. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce early learning and literacy concepts to your young child as they begin to understand the passage of time and the importance placed on certain days out of the year. Play Bake or make your favorite holiday treat, react scenes from your favorite holiday movie or story. Use the winter holiday and rainy days as a time to get creative with your child. This is a great time to...Read more...
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Early Literacy in Everyday Places
Scrub a dub-dub, time for early learning in the tub! Bathtime is a key transition time for young children. It is the bridge signaling the end of playtime and the start of bedtime in most cases. But with one foot still in the playzone, bathtime can be a great opportunity for early learning activities for your toddler or preschooler. This is a time of undivided attention from their primary caregiver, and it is a time when you have their undivided attention. So what can you do? Activities to do in the tub Talk Talk about the different body parts. Point...Read more...
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