Father and SonThe Simply Smart Kids program was created specifically with busy parents in mind. Our understanding of the components that form a complete literacy foundation guided the design of a methodology that teaches parents how to “teach” kids. And because the design leverages the time already being spent together, once learned, it doesn’t feel like teaching at all.

Our research driven system is centered around 5 strategies that we call our START! P.O.W.E.R. Tools and our content can be delivered to parents individually in the home, or in larger workshops.


The Simply Smart Kids method is Easy to Learn.

Parents watch short videos to learn about each strategy (P.O.W.E.R. Tools).  An introduction explains the benefits of the strategy and then age-group chapters (0-1, 2-3, 4-5) contain parents modeling the strategy to show exactly how to do them with children.  Parents easily learn the method by being shown how to do it rather than told what to do.  

The Simply Smart Kids method is Easy to Remember.

Parents easily remember P.O.W.E.R. and the name of the strategy associated with each letter.  Once they know the name of the strategy and see it modeled, it’s easy to remember.

The Simply Smart Kids method is Easy to Implement.

For busy parents, “adding more” is an overwhelming thought, which is why our method can be incorporated into the time you already spend with your child.  Our videos model the use of P.O.W.E.R. Tools while reading books, playing with toys and simply talking with children during daily routines (like eating, getting dressed, emptying the dishwasher).  The ability to implement the strategies during every activity imaginable is how busy parents can start creating lifelong learners at a very early age.


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“I am so happy with this program.  It has helped me to learn to use the tools I already have such as books and the world around us.  I have seen the smile on my son’s face during our discussions.”
– James’s mom, Simply Smart Parent

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