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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!!

 

Upcoming Destination Kindergarten Events

Caregivers can engage preschoolers in self-directed science and early literacy activities. For ages 3-5.
Village Branch - Saturday, August 13th, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.
Eastside Branch - Monday, August 15th, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.?
Northside Branch - Monday, August 15th, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.?
Tates Creek Branch - Tuesday, August 16th, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Paint, splatter, spin, and shake to create art using surprising materials you can find right in your kitchen! For ages 3-5 with a caregiver. Dress for mess.
Eastside Branch - Tuesday, August 16th, 11:00AM to 11:45AM
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.
Tates Creek Branch - Wednesday, August 17th, 11:00AM to 11:30AM

    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?

    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