Basics Houston

Basics Houston

A free program with five fun, powerful ways to build your baby’s brain.

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You can help your child become school ready through love, devotion, and following
The Basics five simple steps!

Did you know that 80% of brain growth happens during the first three years of life? You can help your child be successful in these early stages by following five simple science-based principles known as The Basics:

  • Maximize Love, Manage Stress
  • Talk, Sing, and Point
  • Count, Group, and Compare
  • Explore Through Movement and Play
  • Read and Discuss Stories

The Houston Health Department has teamed up with Children's Museum Houston to bring this this initiative to Houston parents for FREE. Through a series of free “fun-shops” in neighborhoods around Houston, new parents are encouraged to practice The Basics and build an early foundation for their children to be able to read, speak, solve problems, do well in school, and have positive relationships later in life.

Check out My20 KTXH and Univision 45 KXLN for our video series and learn more about the Five Basics Houston.

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My20 KTXH - Learn@Home

Children’s Museum Houston and My20 KTXH are flipping for literacy! Join CMH Educators for FLIP Time as they explore some of our favorite books and lead interactive activities you can try at home.

Episode 1

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Episode 2

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Episode 3

Baabaasheep Quartet by Leslie Elizabeth Watts

Episode 4

Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn

Episode 5

10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle

Episode 6

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

Episode 7

This House is Made of Mud by Ken Buchanan

Five Basics Houston Videos

You can help your child become school ready through love, devotion, and following The Basics five simple steps.

Maximize Love, Manage Stress

Talk, Sing, and Point

Count, Group, and Compare

Explore Through Movement and Play

Read and Discuss Stories

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