NPL PlayK Kindergarten Readiness

Get ready for kindergarten through play! Parents and pre-kindergarten children are invited to explore eight different play themes from 11-noon at Newport Public Library during May 29, 2018 through July 17, 2018.

May 29- All Aboard!
June 5- A Home for Me and a Home for You
June 12- All Around Town
June 19- Let’s Go Shopping
June 26- Eating Healthy
July 3- Amazing Animals
July 10- My Colorful World
July 17- Sets and Patterns

Free of charge. Registration required. 20 spaces available. Register by phone 717-567-6860 or email to

Newport Public Library has received materials from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries to begin this series of PlayK programs for pre-kindergarten children and their adults. Children will practice activities centered around themes that are aligned with the PA learning Standards and Kindergarten readiness skills, such as using scissors, going over a calendar, and taking turns.

Each week, the nine key learning areas from Pennsylvania’s Learning Standards for Early Childhood are reinforced as children and parents play and learn together. Through the games and activities, children will develop fine motor skills, spatial skills and problem-solving skills, build their vocabulary, use their imagination, improve letter recognition and number skills, and grow narrative skills and comprehension. In addition, the activities are designed to encourage interaction in order to develop social and emotional skills. The best part is that all of this will be learned while children are playing and having fun!