Original Concept Development
'Smart Play Spaces' for Diverse Children
Fitness and Literacy - Literacise
Experiential installations and Exhibits
Sensitivity Design/Reader Consults
Public Art Installations
A lifelong educator/exercise enthusiast/Author Smalls created 'Smart Play Spaces' incorporating book-based book-related exercise and movement, Literacise. Literacy+Exercise=Literacise.
Fun, Fitness and Learning
'Smart Play Spaces'
for children incorporates original stories, characters, site specific history and diversity
Research shows exercise stimulates the formation of new brain cells and connections between brain cells.
See our exercise model video
Excessive sitting, especially while traveling, is a detriment to health and well being. Too much sitting is very stressful and not good for the work of children which is 'Play.'
Play is learning.
Don't believe us? Watch
To dress up public spaces why not add?
Read-y to Read Fashions
Read-y to Read Fashions are the perfect sartorial touch to Literacise. Read-y to Read Fashions are children's book-based exercise and workout wear created from printed materials, recycled books, magazines and newspapers.
A Read-y to Read Fashion Exhibit ties in perfectly with 'Smart Play Places' for children.
A lifelong fear of math led to an epiphany upon reading "Mathematical Patterns in African-American Hairstyles" by Black female mathematician, Dr. Gloria Gilmer.
HairMath uses hairstyling to engage young black girls with math and science. Scientific research indicates 'Feminine science' engages girls’ interest and hand gestures dramatically improve learning. Math makes you beautiful. The motto is "Black girls have a head for math.
Doin’ the Dutch Down Dudley is a flash mob street event developed for the City of Boston’s Cultural Affairs Department. Based on Smalls' book "Irene and the Big Fine Nickel" it highlights moving throughout the city.
Grand-families Reading is a Grand is a GrandParent's Day Salute produced by Smalls and her team for the Boston Public Library
Irene is presently working on an interactive HairMath experience for young girls and an animated cartoon series.