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Thought for Today: “Just remember, if you're alone in the kitchen and drop the lamb (or turkey), you can always pick it up. Who's going to know?” – Julia Child

WBGU-PBS has teamed up with Bright by Text to send free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.

This program, already offered in other communities across the nation, offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources for children up to the age of eight. Interactions a child has with adult caregivers at this stage of their life set the foundation for future learning, behavior, and health. Bright by Text shares fun and easy activity ideas, positive parenting tips and resources, and information about the child’s physical development.

In addition, Bright by Text sends occasional messages about events and resources specific to the 19 counties we serve including free museum days, happenings at our local libraries, health clinics, school enrollment and more.

To sign up, simply text the word PBSKIDS to 274448 or click the logo above to sign up online. You will receive two to five short text messages per week, and each message provides a link for more information. To sign up additional children, simply text PBSKIDS to 274448 an additional time for each child.

If you have an event you would like for us to send via text to our Bright by Text subscribers, please email for consideration.