March top 5 for under 5 – 2020

Check out this month’s recommendations for upcoming events at the library and around town, and new picture books for children up to age 5 and their families, curated by the Youth Services department. 

Happy Hands Storytime

This six-week special story time session for children ages 6 months to 5 years is in the Story Room at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 and 8. Happy Hands teaches American Sign Language vocabulary, speech and expression through multi-sensory learning. Signing helps promote verbal communication, encourages reading skills and can have beneficial results with children who have speech and communication challenges. This program will empower communication by teaching a broad base of ASL vocabulary that can be used immediately. Children, including babies, have the capacity to understand, learn and communicate before they develop the ability to speak. Co-presented by the library and Happy Hands.

Season of Wonder Puppet Storytime

Join us on Thursday, March 19, at 10 a.m. in the  Story Room for a special story time with guest storyteller and Waldorf School early childhood teacher Amy Shor. We will celebrate the wonders of spring through songs, rhymes and fingerplays, using simple handmade puppets and other surprises from the natural world. Co-sponsored by the library and the Waldorf School of Princeton.

A Musical Celebration of Colors

On Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m., the library’s Community Room will be transformed into a musical celebration of colors influenced by the colors, sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent. Piano students from The New School for Music Study will present a recital of Indian music and dance, including selections from Bollywood movies and books. All ages are welcome.

The Button Book” by Sally Nicholls

This is an interactive book full of colorful buttons of all shapes and sizes that all result in different outcomes when pushed. It’s sure to be a fun read-aloud with any curious, button-loving child.

Where’s Baby?” by Anne Hunter

This new picture book is a charming hide-and-seek game, as well as a subtle introduction to prepositions. Papa Fox has lost Baby Fox and can’t seem to find him anywhere. Up, down, over, under … where is Baby? Your own little one will delight in finding Baby Fox on every page.

Photo by Jenny Smith on Unsplash

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