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Get Ready for Kindergarten!

Ongoing

For the last 4 years Treehouse Children’s Museum has been working hard to help parents prepare their children for the start of their formal schooling. Treehouse formed an Early Learning Committee to look at what the 9 districts in Northern Utah expect children to know as they begin Kindergarten. This Early Learning Committee, made up of educators created an Activity Book filled with simple, no-extra-supplies needed games and activities for families to play together to help their child learn or review alphabet letters, colors, numbers, shapes, and much more.

The project became even more exciting when the creators of the world’s most famous Kindergarten teacher, Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff, agreed to allow Treehouse to use Miss Bindergarten and her students without any fees as the characters in the Activity Book. Ashley even created new art for the Activity Book and suggested ways to give it even more the look of children’s book you want to pick up and read and use.

Initially funded by the 2013 Legislature, Treehouse’s Early Learning Committee has printed and distributed 49,950 copies of high quality, tested materials to parents of children entering Kindergarten in all 9 districts in Northern Utah. The goal of this effort was to provide parents with tools to help them teach their children the skills needed as they started school. Parents, Kindergarten teachers, and children have all loved the materials focusing on playful activities for families to do together, rather than on computer screens or worksheets.  

Copies of the materials are available to Kindergarten teachers, principals, and parents who can order copies of Treehouse’s kindergarten readiness materials now through the end of February. Included in the $8 price is a copy of the Museum’s “Get Ready for Kindergarten with Miss Bindergarten” Activity Book, a paperback copy of the children’s book, “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten,” and a cinch bag. For more information call Lynne Goodwin at 801-589-0645.

You can read more about Treehouse Museum's Community Literacy Efforts by clicking this link.