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All posts by Amy Benson May

Books, Books, Books, and How Children Learn to Read!


(Hint- learning to read is all about relationships, but reading isn’t actually a natural process!) A Simple View of Reading, and Complex Brain-Based Process Learning to read is a complex process that human beings have adapted to learn to do. 
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Free Play, Mental Health and the Privilege of an “Overprotected Childhood”


At Treehouse Learning, we closely monitor research and insights related to play-based learning and other issues impacting the capacity for all children to thrive. In the context of our Whole Brain, Whole Person, Whole Planet perspective, we take a long-view 
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Parenting (and Learning!) Beyond Power: Upcoming workshops with Jen Lumanlan for Parents and Teachers


Treehouse Learning has a mission to help the world thrive- and everything in it! We are guided by an educational philosophy of Whole Brain, Whole Person, and Whole Planet. This is why we are thrilled to partner with researcher, parenting 
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Summer Camps at Treehouse Learning for K-3!


Treehouse Learning, a longtime leader in quality Early Childhood Education in Boulder County, is now offering weekly summer camp sessions for incoming 1st-3rd grade in our River Classroom, and for incoming kindergartners! Our 2023 camp sessions were a great success, 
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Mixed Age Play, Social-Emotional Development and Bullies versus Leaders


While early childhood educators, families, and neighborhood play groups have long seen the benefits of mixed-age play, researcher Peter Gray weaves together the experiential with the data and research through his newest writing collaboration, Play Makes Us Human. This week’s 
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Cultivating Flexibility & Resilience, and Adaptability


As parents and educators of young children, our role is to facilitate the “goldilocks” approach in supporting learning by ensuring that the challenges children experience are neither too daunting to overcome nor too easy. Challenges, resistance, and adversity lead to 
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Pollinators: You Are Great! We Appreciate All You Pollinate!


Pollinator Week: June 19th-23rd: As if we needed a reason to celebrate pollinators! Yay, Pollinator Week! We can’t stop thinking about how much we appreciate them! At Treehouse Learning, we sing about them at Big Circle, we plant foods for 
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Treehouse Learning Welcomes Chickens!


Our flock has grown! This Spring Treehouse Learning welcomed 3 lovely feathered ladies into their new home (a custom-made coop down the back driveway). One is already laying eggs, and the other two pullets (or chickens under a year old) 
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Thriving in Variable Conditions, and Increasing our Capacity to Cope


The principle of increasing our tolerance windows doesn’t just relate to uncomfortable weather! It also encompasses our capacity to notice, name, and validate (without judgment!) our feelings and emotions, including all of our Big Feelings. All emotions are teachers, and 
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How to Support Environmental Literacy and a Whole-Planet Mindset at Home


At Treehouse Learning, we provide early care and education with the mission of helping the world thrive, and everything in it. We learn, practice, and establish lifelong patterns for caring for our whole brains and minds, our bodies, and the 
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