Parent FAQs

  • PARENT FAQs

    How can I help my child prepare?

    One of the best ways to help your child prepare is to help them memorize their card. Teachers distribute an Expert, Character, or American Experiment card a few weeks in advance of the presentation. Help your child memorize the card. If they have a Character Card, assist them in acting out their card. Costumes are also a great way to get your child enthusiastic about the presentation

    I read that my child should wear a costume. Can I purchase one from your company?

    We encourage students to make their costumes with items they already have at home. There are many costumes ideas on our website. Some of our favorite costumes have been ones that kids make on their own. It is also a great way for students to express their creativity and uniqueness!

    You can now purchase costumes from an outside vendor through our website. Please note that by clicking here, you are leaving CWE’s Web site and going to an outside vendor costume site, anytime costumes. CWE is not responsible for content on the costume site nor does CWE reimburse or make returns for any costumes purchased through this site. We encourage you to order far enough in advance so the shipment from the vendor has plenty of time to arrive.

    My child lost their card. What should they do?

    Please see the teacher before the program as extra cards can be provided. Or, you can find the Walk Through cards on this website in the Student/Teacher pages.

    Where can my child find answers to their Walk Through California question?

    We encourage students to research for their answer in their history book, library or the internet (with parent’s permission).

    How long is the presentation?

    The interactive program lasts two and a half hours. Your child will be performing throughout. Click on the links to find “Order of Characters” for Walk Through the American Revolution and Walk Through the Ancient World. Due to the schedule of the Walk Through California presentation and our presenters’ unique styles, we cannot offer an accurate order of Walk Through California Expert Cards.

    What if I cannot stay for the entire presentation?

    You are welcome to stay for as long as you can to experience the Walk Through with your child. Our presenters are so engaging and fun that many parents end up staying for the whole time Click on the links to find Order of Characters for Walk Through the American Revolution and Walk Through the Ancient World. Due to the schedule of the Walk Through California presentation and our presenters’ unique styles, we cannot offer an accurate order of Walk Through California Expert Cards.

    May I bring small children with me to the program?

    Since the presentation is 2 ½ hours in length, bringing small children is not advised. However, younger audience members can attend, but please help them to be quiet and be prepared to take them outside if they become distracting. The presentation is a standards-based history lesson and distractions may take away from the students’ comprehension of the material.

    Can I take photographs and/or videotape the presentation?

    Due to copyright restrictions, we must limit videotaping to small portions. You may take video of your student enacting their parts, but avoid videotaping lengthy portions of the program. You are welcome to take as many photographs during the presentation as you like. For your safety and the safety of the students, please avoid entering the presentation area to take photographs.

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California Weekly Explorer does not sell or rent costumes but you may click below to purchase them online via an outside vendor.

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