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Destination Kindergarten

Did you know that 50% of Lexington’s children enter school unprepared?

Bingo Cards  - Skills Checklists  -  Destination Kindergarten Events  -  Storytime Kits

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Destination Kindergarten is the library’s program aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers - trying to help them practice the skills they need to be ready for Kindergarten.  We will learn about basic early literacy concepts and explore other areas like science, math and motor skills.  Each location will have a featured Destination Kindergarten area where caregivers can find not only fun books to read with their child, but information about development milestones and school readiness.  They will also be able to pick up a variety of activities to do at home to begin practicing several skills they will be expected to have upon entering school.

We plan to distribute bingo cards full of activities.  You can pick up a bingo card and a DK branded backpack at any of our locations.  When you finish the card, bring it in to collect a different one and a prize!  If you complete all 5 cards, utilize the activity sheets that will be available, and come to some of our DK branded programs, you will be ready for school in no time!!

 

Gift Basket Giveaway

This week, (January 18th week), we are giving away SING themed gift baskets. This is your chance to win one of two of them for your preschooler! 

The baskets encourage singing and a love of music- important parts of early literacy and school readiness. Baskets may include a combination of the following items:  books, maraca, harmonica, clacker, recorder, rhythm stick, tambourine or music maker flash cards.

Entries are accepted in the children’s departments of all 6 of our locations.  Winners will be notified via email.

Destination Kindergarten - Sing - Gift BasketDestination Kindergarten - Sing - Gift Basket

    Stop by and Pick up

    Visit our Destination Kindergarten area at any library location.

    All kindergarten age students can pick up:

    • A backpack
    • Their first bingo card
    • A stamper to mark their bingo card

     

    From the shelf, you may choose to pick up:

    Literacy Readiness Info Sheets

    READ

    How does reading with children help them get ready to read on their own?

    TALK

    How does talking with children help them get ready to read?

    Play

    How does playing with children help them get ready to read?

    WRITE

    How does writing with children help them get ready to read?

    SING

    How does writing with children help them get ready to read?

    Upcoming Destination Kindergarten Events

    Join us for activities that support Kindergarten readiness. We will read, talk, play, write and sing! For preschoolers and their families.
    Central Library - Thursday, January 20th, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
    Enjoy stories, songs, and active learning in English and Spanish. For ages five and younger. Disfruta cuentos, canciones, actividades de aprendizaje en inglés y español.
    Village Branch - Friday, January 21st, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
    Read, talk, play, sing, and write at the library to support kindergarten readiness! For preschoolers and their families. 
    Northside Branch - Monday, January 24th, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
    Learn out loud at the library with stories, songs, movement, and hands-on activities that promote Kindergarten Readiness! For preschoolers ages 3-5 and their families.
    Eastside Branch - Tuesday, January 25th, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
    Join us for activities that support Kindergarten readiness. We will read, talk, play, write and sing! For preschoolers and their families.
    Central Library - Thursday, January 27th, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
    Enjoy stories, songs, and active learning in English and Spanish. For ages five and younger. Disfruta cuentos, canciones, actividades de aprendizaje en inglés y español.
    Village Branch - Friday, January 28th, 11:00AM to 12:00PM

    Destination Kindergarten Storytime Kits

    Each kit contains: 5-7 books, a binder with songs, action rhymes, and fingerplays, and several classroom manipulatives for activities.

    Alphabet Kit - Colors Kit - Dogs Kit - Farm Kit - Food Kit - Shapes Kit - Things That Go Kit