Free program helps parents and caregivers of young children
Bright by Text Delivers Developmental Games and Tips Right to Parents’ Cell Phones for Free
Texas PBS and the Texas Department of Family Protective Services has teamed up with Bright by Text to bring the program to Texas communities! The program offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources for children prenatal to 5 right at their fingertips.
The interactions that a child has with adult caregivers at this stage of their life set the foundation on which all later learning, behavior, and health depends. Bright by Text helps parents and caregivers make the most out of these interactions by illustrating fun and easy activities, providing positive parenting tips and resources, tips for aiding a child’s physical development, and much more. The program is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, and positively impact a child’s healthy development and school readiness.
In addition to expert content, Bright by Text includes messages about events and resources specific to the local community, like library storytime, free museum days, health clinics, and preschool open enrollment periods.
To sign up, parents and caregivers with children under 8 can text the word #TexasKIDS to 2-74448 or register online. They will receive 2 to 5 text messages per week, and each message includes a link to a landing page with more detail, short modeling videos, and links to related resources.
If you are interested in helping to build this partnership in your local community, sharing your library resources and events, and can help get the word out, contact Kierstan Schwab at Texas PBS.