In October of 2016, Public Act 306 was signed into law. In short, all 3rd Grade students not scoring proficint on the 3rd grade English Languages Arts state assessment will be retained. This means any child in kindergarten this year is impacted by this new law.
As a library card holder you have access to many resources to help prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond. Starting as infants we offer storytimes through age 5. These programs help introduce your child develop language by learning how sounds build words. They also learn social skills that help build confidence. Kids develop a love of reading when books are a part of their childhood. Build lifelong readers and you build livelong learners.
Another great sources is MeL Kids at kids.mel.org. The Michigan eLibrary offers support for school projects through access to databases, encyclopedias and more. A favorite resourc is Scholastic Bookflix for Pre-K through 3 this is an interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction titles designed to increase understanding and fluency.
Check out Mel.org and see what they have for the whole family.