Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham preparing kids for kindergarten


Staff report



Daily Journal file photo Discovery Place Kids will host “Countdown to Kindergarten” to help young students-to-be prepare for their school career.


What: “Countdown to Kindergarten,” a program to prepare children for their first days of school

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Discovery Place Kids, 233 E. Washington St., Rockingham

Cost: free to families of rising kindergartners

ROCKINGHAM — When you’re starting kindergarten, the most daunting task might not be learning your letters or numbers. It might just be trying to negotiate the lunch line with a cafeteria tray full of veggies and milk.

To help rising kindergartners meet the challenges of school, Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham will offer “Countdown to Kindergarten” from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission will be free to the families of rising kindergartners.

“Children who are ready to learn and are better prepared for kindergarten have a greater opportunity for success,” said Discovery Place director Katie Rohleder. “We want families to feel their children are equipped for their first big day.”

The event will include a lunch tray obstacle course — “some kindergartners have not ever held a lunch tray before,” program coordinator Jessica Tullar said Friday. So the evening will include stations covering the academic and the practical: reading readiness to scissors safety.

Children also will be able to clamber aboard and off a mock school bus, scoot into desks in a mock classroom and, yes, learn to navigate school lunch without spills.

Kindergarten teachers from throughout the county will be at the museum to greet their soon-to-be pupils.

Representatives of the Leath Memorial Library will distribute free book bags and pencils.

The museum will close for regular admission at 3 p.m., so staff can prepare for the event.

The museum is at 233 E. Washington St., Rockingham.

For more information on the event or museum, visit discoveryplacekids.org or call 910-997-5266.

Daily Journal file photo Discovery Place Kids will host “Countdown to Kindergarten” to help young students-to-be prepare for their school career.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_discoveryplacekids_cmyk.jpgDaily Journal file photo Discovery Place Kids will host “Countdown to Kindergarten” to help young students-to-be prepare for their school career.

Staff report

What: “Countdown to Kindergarten,” a program to prepare children for their first days of school

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Discovery Place Kids, 233 E. Washington St., Rockingham

Cost: free to families of rising kindergartners

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