This fall, we brought two favorite PBS KIDS characters to Kansas City — Daniel Tiger and Cookie Monster — to meet families and celebrate two new initiatives.
In October, we opened our parking lot and to introduce Kansas City to the the new Sesame Street in Communities resource during a KCPT Block Party. Nearly 500 people attended the party and had a chance to pose with Cookie Monster, enjoy story time with Mid-Continent Public Library, take away free books from the Ruiz Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, eat healthy snacks from KC Healthy Kids, and participate in activities from Synergy Services and the Whole Person. The Family Conservancy’s Talk Read Play Book Walk also entertained. In our neighbor’s CCVI Sensory Garden, families engaged with activities from the Sesame Street in Communities website including Elmo Says…, Feelings Tic-Tac-Toe, Workout with Grover and the Walk and Talk Activity.
Block Party-goers also walked away with activity folders from Sesame Street in Communities and Kansas City PBS jump ropes and other PBS KIDS goodies.