WEDU along with numerous Sarasota businesses and non-profit organizations participated in the seventh annual “Ready, Set, Grow! Family Fair” on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Westfield Sarasota Square Mall. The free event, presented by United Way Suncoast, provides a safe, fun event for children birth to six years of age and their families with information regarding health, recreation, child development, nutrition, personal safety and preschool and kindergarten readiness. PBS characters Word Girl, Maya and Miguel and The Cat in the Hat were on hand to meet their fans. Maya and Miguel also helped out with a bilingual storytelling presentation during the event.

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