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Future kindergartners prepare for school at the Eastwood Mall

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Parents and their children gathered at the Eastwood Mall Saturday to prepare future kindergartners for school.

The Eastwood Mall partnered with local groups hosted the Trumbull County Kindergarten Transition Fair before children start their educational careers.

Families had the chance to stop by the mall to check out interactive learning stations for math, reading, and social skills.

They also were able to learn about the immunization requirements for kindergarten registration and explore healthy food choices with dietitians.

Kids even had the chance to ride a school bus and learn about bus safety.

“I think it's fantastic, I think it eases not only the kids minds on giving them an idea of what to look forward to, but it gives the parents a better idea of what they can expect also and how their kids are going to react to it,” said Lindsey Villanueva of McDonald.

21 public, private, and parochial schools were in attendance to give parents tips on handling their kid's steps into the wide world of school. 

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