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    Dear Parents,
    This is an exciting time for you and your child as he/she gets ready to enter kindergarten. On this page you will find resources to help support the transition into formal schooling. If you have questions, email Mrs. Erin Oleksa-Carter, Supervisor of Literacy and Fine Arts at eoleksa@qcsd.org.
    Contact: Erin Oleksa 
    Supervisor of Literacy and Arts
    Resources for Students
    Starfall - Free site to teach the basics of reading. Features interactive books and phonics games
    Storyline Online - Streaming video program featuring famous people reading children's books aloud
    PBS Kids - Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDSshows
    ABCYa - All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.
    Bedtime Math - Helps kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life 
    Resources for Parents

    Colorin Colorado – A bilingual site for families and educators

    Scholastic Parents - Tips on children's books, reading, learning, and activities

     Ready For Kindergarten By: Deborah J. Stewart  - Give your child a running start into kindergarten! Deborah helps parents see how simple, experiential, even play-based activities that are easily woven into a child's and parent's day can help make a difference.

    Ready for Kindergarten – What parents,teachers, and childcare providers need to know

    Reading Rockets – Launching Young Readers

    Top Phonics 11 Apps - Phonics instruction helps children learn the relationships between the letters of written language and the sounds of spoken language. 
    Nursery Rhymes - There's a reason we learn nursery rhymes as young children. They help us develop an ear for our language. Rhyme and rhythm highlight the sounds and syllables in words. And understanding sounds and syllables helps kids learn to read!
    What to Expect/Ready For Kindergarten Article -  Five teachers tell you what preschoolers really need for next year