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From time to time The Electric Company holds events in communities across the country. Information for live events will be available here. Check back periodically for news and updates!
Community Outreach Events
Sesame Workshop, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS KIDS brought The Electric Company to 20 markets in 16 cities around the country. These free, 90-minute multimedia experiences for families were a hit at schools, state fairs, and other community spaces. Featuring cast member Shock, children were engaged with literacy-rich activities, phonics enhancement and materials, and free giveaways.
During the 25-minute live show, call and response prompts from Shock encouraged children to sound out, read aloud from video cues, and beat-box along with him. Two post-event activities, both in game-show format and hosted by local talent, reinforced the curricular elements of the live show to create a comprehensive live literacy experience for children.