Countdown to kindergarten, how to prep for the big step

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The countdown to kindergarten begins, leaving many parents wondering how to prep for the big step in their children's lives.

"Kids struggle the most with vocabulary when learning to read," said Linda Klein, Youth Services Librarian at Anchorage Public Libraries.

Just talking with your kids and initiating discussions is a great way to foster a broader vocabulary and gets them ready for kindergarten, she said.

Preschool programs are offered for kids all throughout the week. Kids are are able to participate in singing, writing, and playing which are all the things that Klein says her group encourages parents to do to foster literacy.

This month the Z.J. Lousacc Library will be offering story time in Spanish, American Sign Language, and sensory classes for kids on the autism spectrum.

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