Ready for Kindergarten

You are your child’s first teacher.

We help you with kindergarten readiness skills.

Beginning Letter Sounds

Letter Recognition

Rhyming

Vocabulary

JOIN OUR ONLINE READY FOR KINDERGARTEN CLASS

Complete new online classes and learn tips to help get your preschooler ready for kindergarten.

Watch the eight short videos below and complete the activities with your preschooler.

Pick up free packets with everything you need to complete the lessons at any Columbus Metropolitan Library location while supplies last.

Activity 1

Following Directions

Materials Needed

Backpack worksheet

Glue stick

Scissors

Markers or crayons

Activity 2

Letter Recognition

Materials Needed

Dinosaur alphabet match worksheet

Scissors

Highlighter

Activity 3

Cutting and Writing

Materials Needed

House objects worksheet

Blank paper

Glue stick

Scissors

Markers or crayons

Activity 4

Name Writing

Materials Needed

Blank paper

Markers or crayons

Highlighter

Activity 5

Patterns and Sorting

Materials Needed

Mitten worksheet

Construction paper

Glue stick

Markers or crayons

Activity 6

Rhyming

Materials Needed

Rhyming worksheet

Glue stick

Scissors

Markers or crayons

Activity 7

Opposites

Materials Needed

Opposite picture cards

Scissors

Activity 8

Beginning Letter Sounds

Materials Needed

Zoo worksheet

Zoo animal pictures

Glue stick

Scissors

Markers or crayons

GET THE MOST OUT OF EACH ACTIVITY

Work at your child’s pace. If they need a break, stop where you are and pick up at a later time.

Set aside distraction free time to work on activities with your child.

Gather school supplies and print activity sheet before starting each session.

Use Chrome as your browser for watching the videos.

Praise your child when they complete the activity.

Picture Book Read Alouds

Watch our staff read their favorite picture books!

We add new videos each month, so get comfy with your kids and read with us!

Virtual Storytime

Join us for books, songs and activities to get your child ready for kindergarten.

Live Storytime at 10 a.m. on Facebook.

Mondays: Baby Laptime
Friday: Family Storytime 

Interactive Storytime on Zoom

Visit our Programs & Events page and choose Storytime in the Event Type box to find the virtual Storytimes you want to attend. Register and you’ll receive your Zoom link by email.

Tuesdays: Spanish/English Storytime
Wednesdays: Pre-K Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Preschool Storytime
Thursdays: Toddler Storytime
Saturdays: Family Storytime

Virtual Storytime of the Month

Each month watch a new Storytime video featuring a letter of the alphabet. This month: B is for Bears. Join Ashley and Maria from the Columbus Metropolitan Library for books and songs about bears.

Tools for Parents

Tips for Getting Your Child Ready to Read

Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Standards

Resources for Building Literacy

Promotes reading to newborns,
infants and toddlers.

Receive free books monthly
for your child.

Free tools and resources for children from birth through age five.

We’ll email you tips, activities and book suggestions you and your child will love.