Countdown to Kindergarten set for August 15 in Rockingham

Discovery Place Kids Rockingham

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Mark your calendars! On Thursday, August 15, families with rising Kindergarteners have the opportunity to help their new students prepare for their first big day of school as Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham hosts its annual Countdown to Kindergarten.

From learning how to carry a lunch tray to practicing scissor safety, Countdown to Kindergarten gives incoming students and their families the chance to feel more confident and comfortable on their first day. Additionally, a representative from each elementary school in the Richmond County school district will attend the event, providing a great opportunity for children to meet someone from their respective schools.

Countdown to Kindergarten is a FREE event at Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham, and will take place from 5-7 p.m. All family members of rising Kindergarteners are welcomed to join the festivities.

Some of the skills you and your child can practice at Countdown to Kindergarten include:

  • Carrying a Lunch Tray: From waiting in line to figuring out where to sit, the lunchroom is full of new experiences. Rising Kindergarteners can have the confidence they need to successfully hold a tray, balance foods and navigate through lunchroom obstacles. Plus, we’ll make learning fun with a little lunch tray relay!
  • Scissor Safety: Did you know cutting with scissors is important for fine motor development? Practicing how to turn a piece of paper with one hand and cutting with the other is a complex skill for little learners to master. Help ensure your child is using proper techniques and is practicing safe scissor skills during a back-to-school craft. During this activity, your little student will be building important hand muscles, promoting good hand-eye coordination and practicing how to listen and follow directions.
  • Bus Safety: Boarding a school bus can be a little frightening for kids who have never done it before. To help alleviate some of those first-day jitters, the Museum will have a school bus parked outside for children to practice filing in and out.

Please note, Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham’s exhibit spaces will be open for play, but due to increased crowd volume, experiences are expected to be busy that evening. If you are looking for other ways to help your child prepare for their first day of school, check out Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham’s line up of August programs.

You can see the full calendar of activities and events here.

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