KCOS, El Paso’s PBS station, will once again host the 3rd annual PBS Kids Fiesta from noon to 5 p.m. on December 2, 2017 at the El Paso Convention Center.
Thanks to support from The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital, Texas Education Agency (TEA), Start Smart Texas and other local sponsors, families will have the chance to meet and take their photo with Curious George and Buddy from Dinosaur Train.
Children and families can enjoy an exciting day of live music, dance performances, as well as many fun educational activities and games.
Via a news release, KCOS officals shared, “The purpose of the PBS Kids Fiesta is to provide a fun environment for families and children to have access to important educational resources. Alongside the wonderful performers that are attending the event are going to be educational agencies and organizations that promote healthy child development and early childhood literacy.”
“One of the main goals of the event is to empower parents with the necessary tools to sculpt their child’s success.”
At the event, parents can sign up for the Start Smart Texas texting pilot program to receive free parenting tips texted to their mobile phones. Families that sign up for the texting will receive a free book.
Start Smart Texas empowers parents with tips that inspire positive interactions between caregiver and child to promote healthy brain development, early literacy and reading skills.
Start Smart Texas, a component of Governor Greg Abbott’s Texas Public Elementary School Reading Initiative – Texas Readers – which was announced earlier this year, is a parent-focused initiative designed to work with families, community leaders and schools to promote the role of parents in making any time a learning time. To learn more, visit the Start Smart Texas webpage.