Preparing a child to enter kindergarten involves much more than just learning their ABCs, shapes, colors and numbers. The fact is, it's easy to underestimate the amount of learning students are expected to possess BEFORE entering kindergarten — social, language, reading, math, writing and reasoning. The transition can be incredibly stressful for children, especially those who have not already experienced preschool.

We recommend these resources to help ease that transition. 


Kindergarten Club BookFlix  |  Kanopy Kids  Tumble Books Library 

Kindergarten Club Online 

We created this Kindergarten Club video series to help parents prepare their children for a successful transition to kindergarten from home. These video lessons are meant to be watched in order as each lesson builds upon the last one. Lessons include tips for parents, skill building activities and storytimes focused on specific kindergarten readiness skills. New videos are added monthly. 

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kindergarten club downloadables 

Download these supplemental materials to continue your kindergarten readiness practice at home. 

Absorbed by Water
All Around Town
Art of Celebration 
Counting Kit 
Handwriting Practice
Helping Children Transition to Kindergarten
Learning to Fly 
Mathemagical Me 
Nuts About Nutrition 
Salt Dough Recipe 
See Me Learn 
Understanding Sharing 

Kindergarten Club is made possible in part through the generous support of Starting Point



We recommend these resources from our digital collection to help your child learn the skills they need to make a smooth transition to kindergarten. 


Watch and listen to classic books for preschoolers   

BookFlix by Scholastic pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. Pairings are organized in categories like Animals & Nature, ABCs & 123s, People & Places, Family & Community, and more. BookFlix intuitive platform helps children build core proficiency skills. 

Pro tip: BookFlix does not support Internet Explorer 11 is not supported. We recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge as your browser when using this resource




High quality kids entertainment parents can trust 

Kanopy Kids offers commercial-free films and TV series that inspire, inform and help children develop empathy, mindfulness and self-esteem. The Kanopy Kids collection includes animated storybooks, family-friendly movies and popular titles like Arthur, Babar, Sesame Street, Maya the Bee and more. New titles are added each month. All you need is a library card to start streaming Kanopy Kids titles on your computer, TV, Roku or mobile device.
Pro tip: Look for developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media®.



tumblebooks.pngTeach kids the joys of reading in a format they'll love 

Tumble Book Library takes existing picture books and adds animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. You can read it, or have it read to you. Other features include read-alongs, National Geographic nature videos, language learning tools, games and puzzles.