August 4th, 2014
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…the countdown has begun. In just a few short weeks, school bells will be ringing for students in Cecil County. Though each school year represents a new beginning for enthusiastic students of all ages, students heading to kindergarten for the first time may be among the most eager. New adventures, new friends, and a whole new world of opportunities await this group who are just beginning their educational journey.
Going to kindergarten marks a major milestone in a child’s life and can be exciting. However, it can also be an anxious time for both children and their parents who may worry about making new friends, meeting a new teacher, or finding their way around a new school. Luckily, we have a number of books on this very topic, and sharing these stories together can lead to open discussions which can in turn alleviate some of these anxieties. Find the book you need by going to any branch library, searching our online catalog, or by checking out our Getting Ready for Kindergarten Pinterest page where you will find recommended books along with numerous ideas for activities designed to help your kindergartener practice the math, reading, and science skills needed for kindergarten.
Reading books together about going to kindergarten for the first time is just one way to help your child get ready for the big day. Attending one of our Countdown to Kindergarten programs for students entering kindergarten in 2014 is another. If your child is going to kindergarten this year, they will not want to miss sharing stories, songs, and crafts all related to their first kindergarten experience. Register today.
When you visit the library, be sure to give your child some time to play and learn on our AWE computers found at Elkton Central, Chesapeake City and Perryville Branch Libraries. Jumpstart Kindergarten, Getting Ready for Kindergarten, Millie’s Math House, and Sammy’s Science House are just a few of the preloaded educational games perfect for you and your kindergartener to play together.
Whether you decide to start with a special book, a library program, or a shared computer game, be sure to enjoy this special time in your child’s life, and remember the library is filled with resources and staff ready to give you a helping hand. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Still need to register your child for kindergarten? Visit Cecil County Public Schools’ website for information on registration and for additional resources to help you and your child get ready.