Health and Well-Being

Get Ready for Kindergarten

Get Ready for Kindergarten: Health and Well-Being

According to the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, Kindergarten‐ready children with continuous access to health care have higher attendance rates and are more focused on learning. A regular routine that includes eating healthy dinners and snacks, going to bed early, and 60 minutes of daily physical activity keeps children healthy. Physical activities that get children moving also help build fine and gross motor skills that are useful for reading, writing, and math. Use our checklist, programs, booklist, eResources, and websites to help prepare your child with the basic skills and concept standards they need to succeed in Kindergarten.

Checklist

Six skills to master before starting Kindergarten

Programs

Local and online program offerings for Kindergarten Readiness

Booklist

Ten books to read about health and well-being

eResources and Websites

Free, age-appropriate eResources and websites available with your library card

Checklist

 

  • I am healthy and my immunizations are up to date.
  • I am well-rested.
  • I can fasten my clothes and put on my jacket.
  • I can eat, wash my hands, blow my nose, and use the toilet by myself.
  • I can kick a ball, hop on one foot, and climb the ladder at the park.
  • I get at least 60 minutes of exercise and active play every day.
Kinderreadiness: Health and Well-Being

Booklist

Booklists

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Programs

Programs

eResources & Websites

eResources

ABCmouse

ABCmouse is an interactive resource for kids ages 2-8.  Find over 8,500 activities for reading, math, science, art, music, & more.

BookFlix

BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading & learning for kids in grades PreK - 3rd.

Kanopy Kids: Books

Enjoy shows and animated books! Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs!, Where the Wild Things Are, & more.
Mom holding baby in the air

Ready Rosie: Early Childhood Learning Tool for Parents

ReadyRosie provides fun, educational activities for parents to foster early literacy skills & school readiness for kids ages 0-6.

eResources

Sesame Street eBooks from Overdrive

Read more, learn more, and play more with your favorite characters from Sesame Street. This eBook collection is available via OverDrive.

Watch & Learn Library - Educational Videos for Ages 3-8

The Watch & Learn Library helps teach science and social studies to young learners through nonfiction videos, vocabulary, and quizzes.

Weston Woods: Children's Literature Videos

Explore this online collection that brings children's literature classics and modern favorites to life with interactive videos!

Websites

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