Have fun at the library and help get your child ready for school!

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices.  Exploring literacy, science and math through music, stories, art and play will help you and your child get ready for school. The experience of learning together with peers also teaches children important social-emotional skills that will help them adjust to being in a classroom environment.  

Each week, we explore one of the five early literacy practices:  READING, WRITING, TALKING, SINGING, and PLAYING.  Parents and caregivers learn how to use these practices to develop their children’s oral language and pre-reading skills.  Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home.

•Talk to your children even if they aren’t talking yet.

•Talk with your child as you go through daily routines. Explain things and ask questions.

•Talk with your children in the language you know best.

 

•Singing slows down language so children can hear sounds and syllables. This will help them sound out words when they begin to read.

•Don’t worry if you are not a good singer. Your children will love singing with you!

•Sing with your child in the language you know best.

•Read with your child every day!

•Read with your child in the language you know best.

•As you read together, point to letters and words on the page.

•Have crayons, markers, and paper in your home.

•Scribbling leads to writing. Give your child plenty of time to scribble and draw.

•Let your child see you write in the language you know best.

•Play = Learning!

•Children learn and use language by playing with one another

•Give your child time for free play during the day.

Upcoming

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Feb 2   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands Library

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In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Feb 2   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands Library

early literacy preschool ready set kindergarten

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Feb 16   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Flatlands Library

early literacy preschool ready set kindergarten

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 9   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Crown Heights, Crown Heights Meeting Room

ready set kindergarten

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 9   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

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For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten reading bear

Past Events

Ready Set Kindergarten

Tue, Dec 4   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Nov 18   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sun, Nov 18   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Borough Park Library

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