April top 5 for under 5

It can be challenging for parents of the youngest children to keep up with upcoming events at the library and around town, new picture books, music, and helpful apps. That’s why the Youth Services department makes monthly recommendations for things of interest for children ages five years old and younger and their families. We hope you enjoy this month’s selections.

Howell Living History Farm

Spring is a great time to visit when all the baby animals are appearing. This farm of yesteryear is a lovely place to explore and meander. Bring a picnic and enjoy this treasure of the Mercer County Park Commission.

Princeton University Art Museum Art for Families

Did you know that the Princeton University Art Museum offers a free art event for families with young children most Saturday mornings? It’s a wonderful local activity that cultivates a love for art. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

Bloom Boom! by April Pulley Sayre

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate the arrival of spring and the joy of poetry by sharing this new photo-illustrated book by acclaimed poet and photographer, April Pulley Sayre. It’s bursting with stunning colors and wonder of springtime flowers.

One Rainy Day by Shobha Viswanath

This beautifully illustrated book helps little ones practice their 1,2,3s while they follow along with all the fun things to do on a rainy day. Bright and bold collage illustrations introduce a variety of prints and materials as the reader journeys through the stages of a rainy day–from the first sign of clouds on the horizon to the rainbow in the sky when the sun re-appears.

The Earth Gives More by Sue Fliess

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 (and every day) with your little one by sharing this vibrant new picture book that depicts families enjoying outdoor activities throughout the seasons and relishing in all that our beautiful planet gives.

Photo by Rowan S on Unsplash

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