18 children books to keep them busy during Child’s Month
Help your child escape the constant COVID-19 convo through reading. (iStock photo)
Every year as the month of May settles in, children are placed on the frontline in celebration of Child’s Month.
This year, Child Month activations from the Ministry of Youth and Information have one message for parents and participants: “Unplug negativity…connect positivity…think!”
Loop Lifestyle opted to provide the children at home in isolation, or those in quarantine with family members, with a concise list of literature for the young’uns.
loopnewscaribbean 18 children's books
The aim is to keep their minds free of the many adult conversations taking place around them and have them focused, instead, on learning, creating, and thinking.
Another useful literary source that children can benefit from, to stir up a love for reading during this time, is audible.com.
Since the pandemic, Amazon has cancelled the subscription fee for audio stories for children and students.
Amazon communications have stated: "…as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids."
We have a duty to benefit and serve our society as best we can, and that includes how we prepare the next generation.
See the list below, and shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like your book/s to be added to the list.
1 Little Lion goes to School by Kellie Magnus
2 Little Lion at Bat by Kellie Magnus
3 Little Lion goes for Gold by Kellie Magnus
4 Little Island-Big Adventures by Marie Roberts Squires
5 Ash the Flash by Hazel D Campbell and Nattalie Gordon
6 Please don't touch my Banana by Cecile Levee
7 Please don't touch my Tomato by Cecile Levee
8 Boonoonoonous Hair by Olive Senior
9 Coronavirus Get Outta Here by Peter Ivey
10 Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley
11 Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D Sans Souci
12 Chat Tu Mi and Colour by Amashika Lorne
13 I Am a Promise by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
14 Every Little Thing Will Be Alright by Diane Browne
15 Princess Bee by Anetta Mahoney
16 Princess Bee and the Royal Save by Anetta Mahoney
17 Jojo’s Treasure Hunt by Cherrell Shelley-Robinson
18 Bernie and the Captain’s Ghost by Hazel D Campbell