Social and Emotional Development

Get Ready for Kindergarten

Get Ready for Kindergarten: Social and Emotional Development

Social and emotional development includes your child’s expression and management of emotions, positive social and classroom behaviors (paying attention), self-confidence, and their ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. 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 mathematical thinking

eResources and Websites

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



  • I take turns, share, and help others.
  • I stay focused and pay attention for 10-15 minutes at a time.
  • I can keep trying, even when I don't know how to do something.
  • I enjoy following the rules and helping to make the rules.
  • I can work and play by myself or in a group.
  • I can manage my behavior with help.
  • I can calm myself down when I get frustrated.
Kinderreadiness: Social and Emotional Development



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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.
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.


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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