Basics Houston

Basics Houston

A free program to build your baby's brain.

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About the Program

The Houston Health Department, with the help of Children's Museum Houston, seek to give your baby a great start in life! The Basics is a free program which empowers parents with learning tools that support improved brain development in children during their first three years of life.

Beginning from birth, your baby's brain develops like little muscles - as much as 80-percent by age 3!  The time you spend talking, singing, playing and reading to your baby helps build important connections in their brain - as many as 700 connections per second! Through a series of free "fun-shops" in neighborhoods around Houston, new parents are encouraged to practice with their babies five fun, simple, yet powerful “basics” which help 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 our video series on the Five Basics Houston below in English and Español.

Join a Fun Shop

Join Children’s Museum Houston educator Gisela Treviño at a FREE parent/baby fun-shop in your area or invite us to bring The Basics Houston series to your church, neighborhood school or park center.  Send us a request at gtrevino@cmhouston.org or join us for an hour fun-shop on the following dates below. No registration required!


January Dates

Tuesday, January 28 at 10:00 am
Baker Ripley Gulfton

February Dates

Tuesday, February 4 at 10:30 am
HPL Southwest Express

Wednesday, February 5 at 10:30 am
Woodland Community Center

Thursday, February 6 at 10:00 am
Holy Name Catholic Church

Tuesday, February 18 at 11:30 am
Carnegie Library

Thursday, February 20 at 4:00 pm
Wesley Community Center

Tuesday, February 25 at 10:00 am
BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown

March Dates

Tuesday, March 3 at 10:30 am
HPL Southwest Express

Wednesday, March 5 at 10:00 am
Holy Name Catholic Church

Thursday, March 12 at 4:00 pm
Wesley Community Center

Tuesday, March 17 at 11:00 am
Carnegie Library

Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00 am
BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown

Five Basics Houston Videos

The Basics is a free program which empowers parents with learning tools that support improved brain development in children during their first three years of life.

1. Maximize Love, Manage Stress

2. Talk, Sing, and Point

3. Count, Group, and Compare

4. Explore Through Movement and Play

5. Read and Discuss Stories

Ve los videos de los cinco"conceptos básicos

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