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Welcome to Kindergarten

Cutting activity station

For our Welcome to Kindergarten program, children entering kindergarten were invited, with their parents, to a special storytime featuring books, songs and flannel boards to help make their first day worry-free. After the storytime we offered several exploratory activity stations focusing on kindergarten skills such as cutting; name-writing; recognizing shapes, colors, letters and numbers; and shoe-tying.

Top 10 Ways to Encourage Nature Play

An instructor teaches a little girl about nature.

Once a week in summer months, we have a program for kids in the small courtyard just outside of our youth department. The program, called Nature Play, is extremely popular with young children between the ages of 2 and 5 and their caregivers. It’s all about letting kids get outside with supplies and providing activities for exploring natural elements (like sand, water and dirt) — and, of course, getting a bit dirty in the process.

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