ONLINE STORYTIME
Get your child Ready for Kindergarten at home. Online Storytimes feature great children’s books and help kids learn the four skills they need to be ready to learn in school.


 
READY FOR KINDERGARTEN 4 SKILLS

1. LETTER RECOGNITION

Know UPPER and lower case letters

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2. BEGINNING LETTER SOUNDS

Match a letter with the first sound in a word…B is for bat

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3. RHYMING

Create words with like ending sounds…cat and hat

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4. VOCABULARY

Knowing lots of words = understanding what you read

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HELP YOUR CHILD GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN
Preschool Printables help your child get ready for kindergarten. Learn letters and new words and practice writing.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Action for Children
Offers assistance with finding childcare.

Cap4Kids
Resources in central Ohio for children and families.

HandsOn Central Ohio
Community resources and referrals.

National Association of School Psychologists
Ideas for speaking with young children about the crisis, along with experts’ recommendations on topics like handwashing.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Zero to Three
Learn to spot developmental milestones in your 0-3-year-old.

Healthy Children
Kindergarten readiness information available in English and Spanish.

How Brains Are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development
Short video on early childhood brain development.

 

HOME LEARNING

Education.com
Free educational games, activities and worksheets for preschoolers.

Best Apps for Kids
Recommended apps for young children.

Scholastic Learn at Home
Free 3-week learn-at-home series for students up to grade 9. Articles are available in English and Spanish. 

The Measured Mom
Ideas for keeping your preschoolers occupied while they’re home.

Ohio’s Early Learning Standards
Skills and concepts kids need to know to be ready for kindergarten.

Tot Schooling
Over 200 free printables for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Worksheets include letters, numbers and colors.

LunchDoodles with Mo Willems
Interactive videos on drawing and doodling led by the famed author.

 

READING

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Promotes reading to newborns, infants and toddlers.

Dav Pilkey at Home
Activities and videos from the children’s author.

Read Aloud 15 Minutes
An infographic on the importance of reading.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Offers 10 simple things you can do at home to help your child fall in love with reading.