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by Danielle Searles
"A Colorful Way To Learn & Play Saratoga Springs"
I am the mom of two amazing children, a wife and former high school mathematics teacher.
After my first child was born, I took my passion from teaching in the classroom back home. I had the idea to create a book that would assist in my children’s learning through the excitement of directly associating colors with their favorite Saratoga Springs landmarks. The reaction and excitement my children have shown over this book encouraged me to expand my original intention.
I am excited to share "A Colorful Way to Learn & Play Saratoga Springs" with our community and the many visitors whom we host. I hope this book not only proves an exciting learning aid now, but a future keepsake for the wonderful memories your family makes in this remarkable city.
The inspiration for my second book came again from my children. This time the nervous, anxious feeling of my oldest headed to kindergarten. I wondered if we dedicated enough time to things he would see and hear. I wanted him to be confident and know he had a safe place to discuss things he saw in the world around him. I wanted to have an authentic experience discussing character-defining concepts.... and so "A-Z Who To Be?" evolved!
"A - Z Who To Be?"
In-Home Activity Guide
I hope you enjoy a reading of my book "A Colorful Way To Learn & Play Saratoga Springs." Even though we cannot visit these wonderful places at this time, please use the activity guide I created to explore and learn at home. The activity guide provides in-home ideas for each page in the book.
All the best,
- Date and Time TBDSaratoga SpringsDate and Time TBDSaratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY, USAI am continuing preschool and early elementary school readings. Please contact me if you would like an author visit in your child's classroom.
- Mon, Jan 20Saratoga Automobile MuseumJan 20, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMSaratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USAJoin me at the Saratoga Automobile Museum for Kids Lego Day! I will be there with my book, "A Colorful Way To Learn & Play Saratoga Spring," doing a reading and airplane craft.
- Sat, Dec 21Wilton MallDec 21, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PMWilton Mall, 3065 NY-50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USAThere is still time to get a personalized copy of "A Colorful Way To Learn & Play Saratoga Springs" for any kiddos on your shopping list. I will be at the Saratoga Farmers' Market in the Wilton Mall December 21st from 9:30-1 autographing books and doing crafts with the kids.
- Thu, Dec 05Northshire BookstoreDec 05, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMNorthshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USAI will be personalizing books upstairs on the children's floor at Northshire Bookstore during the Victorian Streetwalk. If you have any children on your holiday shopping list, give them the gift of reading with their favorite places! A Keepsake for the whole family!
- Fri, Oct 25Northshire BookstoreOct 25, 2019, 10:30 AMNorthshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USAJoin me Friday, October 25th, for a reading of "A Colorful Way To Learn & Play Saratoga Springs." We will then make monsters from Play Dough, while discussing colors and numbers.
- Fri, May 03Giggle LoungeMay 03, 2019, 10:30 AMGiggle Lounge, 22 Clifton Country Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065, USAJoin me Friday, May 3rd at 10:30 for storytime. I will be reading "A Colorful Way To Learn & Play Saratoga Springs" followed by a fun spring craft!
- Wed, Apr 24Children's Museum at SaratogaApr 24, 2019, 10:30 AMChildren's Museum at Saratoga, 69 Caroline St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USAJoin me for a reading of "A Colorful Way To Learn & Play Saratoga Springs." We will then make and decorate rainsticks for our April showers.
- Fri, Dec 21Saratoga Automobile MuseumDec 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PMSaratoga Automobile Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USAJoin me at the Saratoga Automobile Museum for a fun holiday celebration. I will be doing crafts with the kiddos starting at noon and will then do a reading of "A Colorful Way To Learn & Play Saratoga Springs" at 1pm. Full description below.