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Kindergarten Readiness


By the time your child enters kindergarten, he/she should:

  • know most of the letters of the alphabet,
  • understand that there are connections between letters and sounds,
  • recognize when words rhyme,
  • and be able to listen to and tell simple stories.

Here is what you can find at your library:

Alphabet Books and Videos

Alphabet books and videos available at your library.

Early World of Learning

Watch and listen to familiar fables in the Story Corner.

Library Story Programs

Stories, songs, games galore to get your learning juices going!

Nursery Rhymes

Learning to read? Rhyming to the rescue!

May we also suggest the following websites:

At School with Boowa and Kwala

Play reading games with these plush toys.

Learning to Read with Clifford

Read a story with a loveable furry friend. Play with books featuring phonics fun for early readers.

Nemours Bright Start!

Access free, proven learning tools focused on building reading success for kids from birth through age five.

Reading Rockets

Tips for families to help prepare their child to read.


Fun, interactive learn-to-read games for preschool through 1st grade.

Story Place - Preschool Library

Listen to stories, play games, and print worksheets for fun themes from firefighters to monkeys!

On the go? Here are some mobile suggestions:


Ensure your child is ready for kindergarten with the free K-Ready app from the Orange County Library System.

Google Play | iTunes | Website

Elmo Loves ABCs Lite

This free app will help children explore the alphabet with Elmo through songs, videos, games and coloring pages all about letters!

iTunes | Website

Rosetta Stone Kids Lingo Letter Sounds

This free preschool learning game reinforces English reading skills while introducing a new language.

Google Play | iTunes | Website

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