About Let’s Play School

Let’s Play School is an online program that will help your child get ready for school.

The program is divided into 20 sections, called badges. Each badge has a different learning theme with five fun activities. Do three activities to earn a badge. Finish the program by earning 12 badges.


How much time will it take?

Let’s Play School fits your schedule. There are no due dates! Each activity takes 15-30 minutes. If you finish three activities per week, it will take three months to earn all 12. If you finish one activity per week, it will take about nine months to earn all 12.

How do we get started?

It’s easy! All you need are: an email address to register, a computer, tablet, or smartphone connected to the Internet, and household materials such as crayons, spoons, and paper.

You don’t need a library card.

What about privacy?

The library will never share your information with a third party.

Do we need to go to the library?

You don’t have to go to the library, but we would love to see you. If you visit you can:

  1. Pick up a Let’s Play School badge journal.
  2. Get a sticker every time your child earns a badge. This is a fun way to celebrate success.
  3. Do optional activities.

Can I register more than one child under my email address?


  1. You MAY use the same email address for more than one child.  However, you must use a different username for each child you register.
  2. You MUST be logged out of Let’s Play School when you register a child.
  3. Making sure you are logged out, click register and use a unique username for each child you wish to register with your email address.

Do we have to finish all the badges?

No. You and your child can choose the badges that will work best or be the most fun. Studies show that very young children are most motivated when they’re in control. We suggest you let your child pick the badges in whatever order makes sense to him or her.

How do we know when we’re done?

You can track your child’s progress on the Badges page. Badges your child has earned will show in full color. When your child has earned all 12, a pop-up screen will announce that he or she has finished. Visit the library for a fun prize to celebrate!

What skills will we practice?

The badges are color-coded and divided into five general categories: Cognitive and Math, Becoming Independent, Creativity and the Arts, Social and Emotional Development, and Language Development.

PROBLEM SOLVER: Cognitive Development
These badges focus on thinking, reasoning, comparing, and making connections between ideas. These are all skills children need to master before they can understand math concepts like addition and subtraction. Activities include sorting items, recognizing simple patterns, counting, and learning shapes.


THE OUTSIDE WORLD: Physical Development
These badges focus on skills children need to move their bodies, become independent, and explore the world around them. Your child will exercise muscles that move his or her fingers, legs, and arms. He or she will learn practical skills, such as putting on clothing and getting a drink.


THE ARTS: Creative Arts
These badges focus on helping children discover and practice creativity through music, dance, art, and pretend play. Activities include learning about color, painting, making instruments, and putting on a puppet show.


ME AND MY WORLD: Social & Emotional Development
These badges focus on skills children need to get along with others and prepare for school. Your child will practice self-awareness and social skills and learn about emotions. Activities include discussing feelings, taking turns, and memorizing important information.


MY WORDS: Language Development
These badges focus on early literacy and communication skills. Your child will learn about the alphabet, letter sounds, and books. Activities include playing a rhyming game, tracing letters, and retelling a story from a favorite book.


About Bucks County Free Library

Bucks County Free Library is a seven-branch county library system in southeastern Pennsylvania with locations in Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Yardley. Founded in 1956, the library is overseen by an independent board of directors who are accountable to the Board of Bucks County Commissioners. Let’s Play School is designed to help the Bucks County Free Library fulfill its strategic priority to create young readers, ensuring that young children have programs and services designed so they will enter school ready to read, write, and listen.