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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!!

 


    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:

    Upcoming Destination Kindergarten Events

    Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us on the patio and learn about science, music, and art with a special storytime featuring "Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs" by Eric Litwin in English and Spanish.
    Northside Branch - Monday, September 27th, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
    Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us outside to explore music through interactive play stations.
    Eastside Branch - Tuesday, September 28th, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
    Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us outside for drop in science experiments, art projects, and music!
    Beaumont Branch - Wednesday, September 29th, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
    Join us for stories and activities that support Kindergarten readiness. We will read, talk, play, write and sing! For preschoolers and their families.
    Central Library - Thursday, September 30th, 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. Para niños de cinco años o menores.
    Village Branch - Friday, October 1st, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
    Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us on the patio and learn about science, music, and art with interactive play stations.
    Northside Branch - Monday, October 4th, 11:00AM to 11:30AM

    These are skills your preschooler should know and practice.


    English Version - Versión en Español

    Check back on this schedule or follow us on Facebook for each new list!

    September 27    Art, Science, Music, Technology

    October 11         Math

    October 25         Language and Communication

    November 8       Social and Emotional Development

    November 22     Fine and Gross Motor Skills

     

    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