Outside and Online

Family Centered Innovative Education

January 2021

SMART Family Literacy engages children (ages birth through eight), their parents and teachers, with innovative outdoor and online educational activities.

SMART = Science, Math, Art, Reading, and Technology


For more information, email SMARTFamilyLiteracy@gmail.com or text (409) 771-4155.

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SMART Art is Drawing with Friends!

A snowman swimming in hot chocolate? A circle transforming from a pig to a bear! It seems easy to draw the details with Catherine Stroud, SMART's Artist in Residence. Kids (K to 4th) have sketched and shared their creations with Catherine and each other in entertaining and interactive classes since June 2020. Most of the online lessons require no more than a sheet of paper and a pencil, but markers and crayons can add to the fun. This class is unique because kids are encouraged to tell the stories that go with the images. They connect to each other and gain perspective. The next six week course begins Wednesday, February 3rd. Parents can register their budding artists at https://www.smartfamilyliteracy.org/home.