Get Ready for Kindergarten

Get Ready for Kindergarten: Science

Science is about figuring out how the world works and children are mini scientists – they are naturally curious about the world around them and learn through experimentation and exploration. 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.


Six skills to master before starting Kindergarten


Local and online program offerings for Kindergarten Readiness


Ten books to read about science

eResources and Websites

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



  • I ask who, what, when, where, why, and how questions.
  • I can make predictions about the world around me.
  • I know primary colors (red, blue, and yellow).
  • I can sort a collection of items into categories.
  • I know about the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, and winter).
  • I can name the five basic senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch).




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eResources & Websites



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


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.
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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.


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!


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