July top 5 for under 5 – 2020

We invite you to check out this month’s recommendations for activities and resources for children ages birth to five years old and their families. Even though the library’s physical building remains temporarily unavailable, and all in-person gatherings and events are cancelled until further notice, we still have plenty of suggestions to fill your days. 

Super Saturday Storytime Shorts

Join us for a special series of Storytime Shorts released on five consecutive Saturdays this summer beginning on July 11. Each Super Saturday Storytime Short will include a book read-aloud, songs and rhymes, plus ideas and resources for related extension activities to do at home. Activities include homemade puppets, cardboard box creations, fort building ideas, recipes and more! Families can find Super Saturday Storytime Shorts on the library’s YouTube channel and enjoy from home whenever they like. We also encourage families to share their own inspired creations by sending photos to kids@princetonlibrary.org, or tagging @princetonpl on Instagram or Twitter.

Summer Reading 2020

Have you signed your child up yet for Summer Reading 2020? Sign up online and take the 20/20 challenge. Read with your child for at least 20 minutes a day for 20 days (in a row or not) to earn a virtual badge and an entry into our raffle. Complete extra early literacy activity challenges to earn additional badges and raffle entries. Raffle prizes include a gift basket filled with engaging books to add to your home library. What are you waiting for? Check out this video and sign up today. Summer Reading 2020 ends August 15.

Folk Tales Aloud

What if you came home one day with a magic pot? Or outsmarted a giant while you were walking not far from home? Or helped break a sorcerer’s spell with help from some friends? Storyteller Maria LoBiondo will share folk, fairy, and fantasy stories to help you Imagine Your Story in this three-session series. Videos will be posted July 14-16 at 2 pm and will be available for on-demand viewing through August 15.

Noodle Loaf Podcast

Noodle Loaf is an interactive podcast born from the brain of a music education specialist father and his goofball kids. For about 10 minutes at a time, Noodle Loaf invites the family to join together for some creative fun. For more family and kid friendly podcasts, visit our Podcasts for Kids list curated by PPL Youth Services staff.

Read Out Loud with KidLit TV

Here’s a great resource for expanding your child’s access to picture books while staying safe at home. Explore and enjoy a collection of children’s authors and illustrators reading their books out loud on KidLit TV.

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