Play Smart Literacy empowers parents and caregivers by bringing awareness to the

connection between talk, play and child development.

We help families recognize, create and engage in opportunities for

learning and playful adult-child conversations and every day.  

FREE

Sign-Up!

After you

play

  How It Works: The Four Rs  

SHARE!

Step #1

REGISTER !

CLICK HERE

-weekly Play Themes

-e-mail & texts

-invitations to play!

-earn engagement points for your family

Step #2

RECEIVE

our free resources:

 Weekly play invitations

Remind Texts

Ready Rosie Videos

New books


 

Step #3

RESPOND & 

SHARE

Tell us about your 10 mins of #TalkandPlay at home!

SHARE your PLAY dates  together & INSPIRE others!

 

Step #4

REPEAT

build a practice & boost brain development! Have fun! We

celebrate your growth!

EARN new books and other fun prizes for your small kids!

 SHARE YOUR FAMILY#TalkAndPlay 

 Stay Connected 

 Have a Play Date with Us! 

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 Click the camera and send photos, stories, or videos of your family talking and playing! 

or send to share@playsmartliteracy.org

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We are thrilled to partner with Tamalge Steele, author of

The Gift of Words: How Do Children Learn To Talk?

Visit her website for lots of ways to ADD MORE WORDS to your day!

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 Are you interested in having your family join in on the fun and growth? 

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 On Site Play Visit Schedule and Events 

SUSPENDED during COVID-19

but you can still find our materials:

 

                                      600  E. 61st St.

-HelloBaby is re-opened for morning visits!  Guests must pre-register 

Play Smart Families are encouraged to visit HelloBaby ANYTIME

Always SIGN-IN and SHARE your play while you are there to earn your engagement points!

PLEASE CALL AHEAD! THERE IS A PLAY SMART BOX WHERE YOU MAY PICK UP START-UP KIT, NEW BOOKS, WORKSHOP FOLDERS & MORE!

Burst Into Books

11001 S. Michigan open for limited pick-up.  Call ahead - 

-Sign-up for Burst's awesome family and children online book clubs!

Believe Family Shelter

Start-Up Kits, books and more are always available to family residents!

 

 

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We can't thank our program sponsors enough for all of the support they give us.

Become a sponsor today and help change a child's life.

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