Tallahassee, FL — WFSU Public Media has teamed up with Bright by Text to bring the program to the north Florida community, as part of their Ready To Learn programming! The program, already offered in Colorado, New York, California, and other communities around the nation, offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources for children prenatal to five right at their fingertips.
Did you know that in the early years a child’s brain is developing at a faster rate than it will at any other point in their life? 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 Big Bend region, like free museum days, health clinics, and preschool open enrollment periods.
To sign up, parents and caregivers with children under five can text WFSU to 274448*. They will receive two to five 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.
Please visit https://wfsu.org/education/parents/bright-by-text/ for more information or to submit an event you would like to include in this program.