For our Welcome to Kindergarten program, children entering kindergarten were invited, with their parents, to a special story time featuring books, songs and flannel boards to help make their first day worry-free. After the story time we offered several exploratory activity stations focusing on kindergarten skills such as cutting; name-writing; recognizing shapes, colors, letters and numbers; and shoe-tying.
We also introduced the children to beginner reader books, discussed our Read Squared program and displayed parenting books on school-aged topics. Each child who attended received a Ready to Read certificate.
Siouxland Libraries hosted a special story time to ease stress for kids entering kindergarten.