THANK YOU to The SPOT Restaurant for hosting monthly FREE and FUN FAMILY Literacy Parties for families with young children! See our newest kid friendly recipe on Tuesday, August 14th from 6 to 7 PM. Free books for the first 25 children. Activities suited for families with babies through age 8. Fun family door prizes. Hands-on art and science activities! Space is limited.
Baking Pumpkin Muffins with Kids
1. Baking is a reading, math and measuring activity.
2. Muffins are easy to make with kids.
3. Everything in one bowl.
4. Stir, bake, eat!
5. Lots of nutrition all in one portable package.
Read and sing with your babies and toddlers to build a solid language foundation.
Tuesday, December 3rd at the Spot 6:00 to 7:00 PM
3204 Seawall Blvd., Galveston
We invite families to join the fun! Colors, smells, and flavors for the holiday! Sing along, create, and hands-on fun! FREE for families with young children (babies to age 8)
For reading tips, we recommend:
A New SMART Family Video!
For parents with babies and young children
Read and Sing Along!
The Alphabetical Garden
READ and SING with your baby! This fun video by Catherine Stroud features the ABC song, garden jokes, and images from the vegetable and flower garden. Enjoy more short videos at "Parents."
"House of Science"
The SMART house is a curiosity cabinet, filled with interesting things to touch and view on one side and filled with a little free library on the other side. Friends at a local farmers market can check out the books on the honor system and bring them back when they can.
Devin teaches about circuits.
Volunteer Devin Espinosa teaches how to connect the wires to complete the simple circuit. This activity is part of the "House of Science" at Galveston's Own Farmers Market on the second Sunday of every month.
The SMART Community
The SMART team is a community of education, business, and medical professionals, volunteers, donors, parents and kids who value reading, learning, and thinking and who work and give together to share their gifts with others. Photos in this slide show were taken during the first 12 years of literacy outreach projects.
DONATE NEW or LIKE NEW CHILDREN'S BOOKS BY DROPPING THEM INTO THE LITTLE YELLOW HOUSE IN GALVESTON COUNTY!
YOUR BUSINESS CAN HOST THE YELLOW HOUSE FOR A MONTH. CONTACT US.
BRING A CHILDREN'S BOOK! SMART WILL GIVE IT TO A CHILD WHO NEEDS TO READ!
Every Home Needs Literacy Campaign
An ongoing used book drive hosted by area businesses
15,000 used children's books are collected and redistributed annually! Used and new books are recirculated through SMART's direct giving to children, as well as pediatric clinics and more than 40 other nonprofit organizations. Drop your previously loved children's books in our little yellow house wherever it is being hosted. Board books for babies, early readers, nonfiction and picture books are needed most. "Like" us on Facebook to learn more.
SMART Family Literacy is dedicated to education for young children and their families through innovative hands-on activities in science, math, art, reading, and technology. Prioritizing goals in early childhood literacy, bilingual literacy, and health literacy, SMART reads aloud with community groups, builds vegetable gardens, produces readable videos, and gives children's books. Literacy creates access to opportunities and is the most powerful tool in the struggle towards self-sufficiency.