Get expert tips to help guide your child’s development!
Now children do come with instruction manuals! Arlington Heights Memorial Library, in partnership with Family Place Libraries, is excited to offer Bright by Text, a national parent texting program. This free service puts fun and informative expert tips, games and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers. The texting service includes two to four weekly texts on topics like development milestones, games and activities, health and wellness, STEM, safety and caregiver support. Bright by Text partners with experts like PBS, Vroom, Sesame Street, CDC, Bright by Three and others to develop content for families. Messages are set up by your child’s age, anywhere from prenatal to age 8, and are available in either English or Spanish. In addition to expert content, Bright by Text messages may include information and resources specific to the Arlington Heights community, like library and local resources and events. Bright by Text helps parents and caregivers make the most out of time with their children by illustrating fun and easy activities, providing positive parenting tips and resources and engaging content to guide a child's development. The program is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, and positively impact a child's healthy development and school readiness. To register for this free service, text the word FAMILYPLACE to 274448 or visit https://bit.ly/2yGBWOb for more information.