The first kindergarten weeks will be much easier on your child if he/she:
- Can take care of his or her own needs, such as going to the bathroom, washing hands, and dressing.
- Can adapt to different social situations, such as being in a classroom with a teacher and other kids without a parent present.
- Has developed fine motor skills, such as cutting with scissors and other crafts.
Here is what you can find at your library:
How do I know that I need to go?
Button, tie, zip... oh my!
Paper crafts to master these tricky scissors.
Social skills for the classroom.
Books about behaving and growing up.
Library programs where you can hear stories.
May we also suggest the following websites:
This booklet includes a "Ready for School Checklist."
A fun activity to help your child master this skill.
Help your little one learn how to cut with scissors.
Enjoy our pin board with games, activities and books focusing on basic skills for children!
On the go? Here are some mobile suggestions:
Ensure your child is ready for kindergarten with the
K-Ready app from the Orange County Library System.
Download this free app to encourage and celebrate potty training success.