ROCKINGHAM — Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham is helping young learners get ready for their first day of school with Countdown to Kindergarten, a free community-wide program for rising kindergartners and their families, on Friday, August 19, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Soon-to-be kindergartners and their families will enjoy free museum admission as local community partners offer skill-building activities and information that children will need in preparation for their first day of school. Guests will learn important readiness skills with stations throughout the museum, like practicing scissor safety, learning about school bus safety, visiting a mock classroom and even meeting local kindergarten teachers from Richmond County Schools.
Guests can also explore community resources and engage with hands-on activities, like learning about healthy ways to pack lunches using local produce with Sandhills Farm to Table and exploring back-to-school book suggestions and a special “Story Time” with the Leath Memorial Library. Parents can find out how to start a college savings program with the N.C. 529 Plan for their Class of 2029 student and check out new school-year styles with a Belk fashion show that features Richmond County School’s uniforms.
Families can wrap up the evening with a treat from Kona Ice. The snow cone truck will be outside the museum, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham.
Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham will close at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event for preparations and then will open the doors again at 5:00 p.m. for free Countdown to Kindergarten activities. For more information, visit discoveryplacekids.org or call 910-997-5266, extension 300.