Jennifer Garner & Violet Are 'American Girls'

Posted Thursday August 30, 2012 12:43 AM GMT

After a morning full of meetings in Beverly Hills, Jennifer Garner and her oldest daughter Violet were spotted shopping at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday (August 29).

The “13 Going On 30” actress wore her usual ensemble consisting of jeans and a button-up as she walked hand-in-hand with her six-year-old after shopping at American Girl and Dylan’s Candy.

Recently, the Save the Children ambassador wrote a blog for iVillage about why she's so passionate about early childhood education. Jennifer wrote, "[m]ore than 60 percent of poor families don’t have books in their homes. It isn’t that kids should be reading by kindergarten, but they should know what a book is -- how to hold it, turn the pages, and how to sit still in anticipation of hearing a story."

She continues, "And that’s why Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success programs are so effective. Through home visits, book exchanges, parenting groups and more, Early Steps helps babies and toddlers with language, social and emotional development. Just as important, the program helps their parents, giving them the knowledge and skills to support their children’s growth."

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