Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby

A program to engage parents in their children's early literacy and brain development.

Location

Multiple

Registration
Perfect For

New Parents

Have a Question?

Ramona Pierre
Alexander Specialist for Early Literacy Development and Special Learning Needs
(713) 535-7206
welcomebaby@cmhouston.org

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About the Program

The Welcome Baby Initiative seeks to increase the frequency in which parents talk, read, and play with their baby in order to stimulate brain development.  Children’s Museum Houston has developed this custom bag that includes items designed specifically to get parents talking and engaging including:

  • A book, mirror and wrist rattle
  • Information and resources for literacy and brain development
  • A list of 100 recommended books for infants and young children
  • Bookmark with a Family Pass to the Museum

Welcome Baby Kits are distributed by persons-of-trust at partner locations such as schools, churches, WIC clinics, doctor's offices, and other community organizations.

What Parents Need to Know

  • 80% of brain development happens in the first three years of life
  • Babies learn language skills from their interactions with you
  • Babies whose parents frequently talk to them know 300 more words by age two
  • Reading aloud to children helps stimulate brain development
  • Singing to your baby is key in language development

Reading List

We are invested in all children of Houston reading at or above grade level by the end of 3rd grade.

Check out 100 Great Books for Babies and Toddlers.

Support Welcome Baby

By supporting this program, you are making an investment in the children and future of our community. To learn more, please contact:

Tracy Golden, Director of Development
(713) 535-7218
tgolden@cmhouston.org

Location

Multiple

Registration
Perfect For

New Parents

Have a Question?

Ramona Pierre
Alexander Specialist for Early Literacy Development and Special Learning Needs
(713) 535-7206
welcomebaby@cmhouston.org

Program Partners
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What People are Saying

I take the booklet out everywhere we go, it has helped us to start describing everything to her and talking out the things that we are doing.

Veronica S.
Welcome Baby Parent

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