Students are ready and set to learn

The gymnasium at Palsson Elementary School was filled with curious kids and plenty of information booths

Four-year-old Morgan Bouchard

Four-year-old Morgan Bouchard

The gymnasium at Palsson Elementary School was filled with curious kids and plenty of information booths to help satisfy that curiosity on Wednesday, April 4 as School District 79 brought their Ready, Set, Learn program to Lake Cowichan.

The program is a drop-in, free education and health fair that encourages imagination and creativity as parents help preschoolers get ready for school.

The event offered parents and kids a chance to talk to professionals about health and nutrition, dental and vision questions, child development, language and literacy, social and emotional development and more in a fun family atmosphere.

There was also a great opportunity to play with your child as there were snacks, stories, music, puppets and more with the Teddy Bear Picnic.

As Wendy Erickson, early literacy laison teacher for School District 79 says, “the first five years of a child’s  life are the most formative, so it’s important that we provide an environment that allows them to learn as many things they can in this stage of their life.”

With all the events happening in the gym, and the enthusiasm shown by the kids, it was evident that they were ready and set to learn.