"The Snowy Day" turns 50
The beloved classic picture book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Now is the perfect time to introduce your children to this charming and timeless book. Looking for a newer book to share? Explore the engaging books by new authors on the Ezra Jack Keats Awards list.
Singing is one of the most powerful ways that you can help your child learn about language. Songs often include rhyming or simply push us to slow down pronunciation, which increases children's awareness and sensitivity to the sounds in words. Your local library has a wealth of family-friendly music CDs you can check out. Need one more reason to sing? You can download up to three free songs each week using the Library's subscription to Freegal.
Minnesota music for kids
Did you know that several popular Minnesota rock and folk musicians have made music for kids? You can check out CDs by Haley Bonar, The Roe Family Singers, Peter Himmelman, and Bunny Clogs (featuring Adam Levy of the Honeydogs) to name a few! Be sure to sing with your children any chance you have: at home, in the car, during a walk. You don't need to be a rock star, just have fun!