Ready Set Go to Kindergarten

September's Literacy Events

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, September 08, 2016
Check out these awesome Literacy Activities the Elyria Public Library System ( is holding in the month of September! We're especially proud of Little Explorers STEM! At Central branch--320 Washington  ..

10 Back to School Reading Tips

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, August 16, 2016
School starts in Elyria tomorrow!! No matter if your little one is entering preschool, kindergarten, or beyond the start of school is an exciting time of year. How can you prepare your children for reading success? Here are 10 tips:  ..

Books for Kids Starting School

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, August 11, 2016
Starting school can be an emotional roller coaster for kids! First day of daycare, preschool, or kindergarten, kids can feel anxious, curious, scared, and excited all at the same time! The Elyria Public Library ( recom ..

What is this Sales Tax Holiday?

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, August 03, 2016
August is here which means it is almost time for everyone to go back to school! There are lots of great deals and steals on school supplies this time of year but if you really want to save, be sure to take advantage of this weekend’s Sales Tax  ..

The TERC--a Teacher's Playground!

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Today could have been my very favorite meeting ever!! The Directors of the Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten initiative meet on a monthly basis to talk about community resources, plan next steps, and provide support to each other. Today ..

Celebrate Science and Culture with the Summer Solstice

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Summer Solstice is rapidly approaching and with it comes a perfect opportunity to celebrate science and culture with the preschoolers in your life. The summer solstice occurs on the day with the longest period of daylight here in the Northern He ..

Again....Again....Again...Encouraging Kids to Try New Book Genres

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, June 13, 2013
We are creatures of habit. We thrive on routine. And nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to reading. Our preschool kiddos often become hooked on the same book and want it read over and over again (case in point—my nightly rea ..

Help Your Child Get Ready for Kindergarten with Summer Reading

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Books and school are two of my very favorite things in life. Even though the summer is just beginning, I’m already thinking about next school year. Here at Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten we have the goal of ensuring all children ente ..

Ahhhhhhh, Summer...or is it, Aaarrrggghhhh, Summer?!

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Saturday, June 08, 2013
Like it or not, summer vacation has arrived! Long days, long nights, heat….it could be a recipe for disaster—or the perfect opportunity to learn and grow! Whether you are a parent looking for new summer activities to en ..

Poetry and Preschoolers...a Match Made In Heaven

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Friday, April 05, 2013
“Early poetry is about the expression of love”-Morag Styles, Professor of Children’s Poetry, The University of Cambridge Reading the simple quote above made my heart happy. It reminded me of rocking my babies and rythmic chants ..