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Starting School - Junior & Senior Kindergarten

JK/SKThe time has come to send your little one off to school. This is a big milestone for everyone! Find books to start them on their reading journey, programs to keep them busy, and lots of great resources to prepare for Kindergarten.

Catalogue Selections

Folktales – Explore other worlds, other times and words of advice to the wise.

Fun with Math – Picture books with a focus on math. Includes items from our Inclusive Toy Library.

First Stories for New Readers – The Junior Easy Reader collection includes some of our favourite very easy books for your child to explore and read to you.


Parenting Magazine has 8 Tips from Kindergarten Teachers to help you get through your little one’s first year of school. 

Read Aloud with your child for 15 minutes each day. This national campaign will help you learn why it’s so important.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten is a month-by-month guide to kindergarten readiness. The website includes tips and ideas include skills development, getting ready to read, health and wellness and lots of book recommendations.

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge unites communities with a common goal: promoting children’s health through physical activity and healthy eating. Find lots of fun ways to get your kids active and take the Healthy Kids Pledge.

Durham Health offers lots of great Parenting and Child Development resources organized by age. Learn about nutrition, safety, kindergarten readiness and much more.