Is your child getting ready to start kindergarten?  From the Boston Public Schools comes this wonderful website, Countdown to Kindergarten.  Though much of the information at this site is specific to the Boston schools, there are some tips that are universal. In the spirit of “you are your child’s first teacher” the site includes a page of monthly activities with ideas to help you ready your child for this momentous change in his/her young life.  Prepared by a group of parents, childcare providers and teachers, what is their simplest advice?grade-school.jpg  “Cuddle up together with a good book or two every day.”

If would like some reading suggestions to calm potential anxieties about school,  check out the booklist “Off to School” now available at the Library’s website,