We're committed to family literacy!

Treehouse Children's Museum has a community-focused initiative to help parents and grandparents prepare their children for the start of school. Recognizing that many children start Kindergarten in local schools without the skills they need to succeed, and that many children do not attend any preschool programs before the start of their formal schooling, we've worked with educators, schools, and community organizations, and with a renowned children's book illustrator and author, Ashley Wolff, to provide new resources to both parents and teachers.


Baby Talk

For the youngest children, ages birth to 3, Treehouse offers the “Baby Talk" as part of our On Track to Reading program on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. during the school year.  The program is only 15 minutes and led by mom Haylee and her toddler Juni and Juni's grandma Jen. Activities focus on the importance of talking, reading, and singing to a child from birth. Treehouse has also published a booklet for new parents and has copies of the board book by Ashley Wolff, "Baby Bear Sees Blue," and a super soft Baby Bear available for purchase at our Welcome Desk.


Get Ready for Kindergarten

"Get Ready for Kindergarten with Miss Bindergarten" and Treehouse! It's easier to help children master the skills they need to start school with the help of the Treehouse Activity Book. Parents and children use the book over the summer months before that important first day of Kindergarten to review and to master the skills needed for Kindergarten. The Activity Book comes with  a copy of the original Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten paperback book by Joe Slate and Ashley Wolff in a cinch backpack and is available at our Welcome Desk for $15. The Activity Books are distributed free to Title 1 schools in Ogden and Weber Districts thanks to generous funding from RAMP and other donors.


Kindergarten Celebration

To mark the start of Kindergarten and being ready to learn, Treehouse annually hosts a Kindergarten Celebration on the first Saturday of August – this year August 3 – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with activities both inside and outside Treehouse. Children starting Kindergarten even receive a shirt (while supplies last) to wear on the first day of school, along with a children's book, a "First Day" windsock kit to make and hang on their house, and more. Admission to the Celebration is free for children and adults thanks to Weber County's RAMP grant program and other donors.

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