August top 5 for under 5 – 2020

We invite you to check out this month’s Youth Services recommendations for activities and resources for children ages birth to five years old and their families. Now that the library’s print collection is available for check out again (hooray!), a few recently published picture book recommendations are also included.

La Hora de Cuentos / Spanish Storytime Shorts

Storytime Shorts is now available in Spanish! Join us in the virtual story room as we share stories, songs and fun. Every other Wednesday we will be adding new Storytime Shorts in Spanish to the library’s YouTube channel for families to enjoy from home whenever they want. 

¡Acompañanos en nuestro salón virtual para disfrutar de cuentos, canciones, rimas, y mucha diversión! El primer y tercer miércoles de cada mes estaremos añadiendo nuevas historias en nuestro canal de YouTube para que las familias puedan disfrutarlas cuando quieran.

Virtual Lolly and YoYo

Our friends, Lolly Hopwood and YoYo Kusters, are continuing to host FREE online parent and child fitness and yoga classes with YoYo and storytime with Lolly this summer. Donations are always welcome, but not required. Get ready to exercise, stretch, dance, sing and read together from the comfort of your home.

“Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi

With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, “Antiracist Baby”introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, it’s perfect for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.

Share Your Rainbow: 18 Artists Draw Their Hope for the Future”

Inspired by kids across the country displaying rainbows in their windows, acclaimed illustrators come together in this eBook to imagine everything these rainbows represent: caring for one another, and our hopes for the future. In this collection of eighteen scenes, readers will lick an ice cream cone, swim in the ocean, cuddle close with cousins, and celebrate a birthday with a party full of friends and family. Each spread has a hidden rainbow for kids to find.

“Beehive” by Jorey Hurley

With sparse words and high contrast illustrations, this gorgeous picture book is an accessible introduction to the life cycle of honeybees. Your preschool will be buzzin’ with knowledge of these amazing insects and how they make their sweet honey.

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash

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