Happy Bright Kids (formerly California Puppets) was started over 17 years ago with a simple vision to use puppets and humor to assist with learning the basics of important early childhoold development material such as the alphabet, numbers and shapes. HBK was founded by Jungle Joe (Naceur) and got its start producing educational content for kids using puppets and providing videotapes for educators. A passion for entertaining came after Jungle Joe performed a free puppet show at a local community event and a passion for live puppet performance was realized! HBK has performed countless shows for kids' parties and family events, preschools, elementary schools, libraries, fairs, festivals, and more! We have been honored to be invited to bring our unique brand of kids entertainment to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Oakland and San Francisco Zoos, Google’s Bring Your Child To Work Day, Synopsis, and Adobe.
Our Goal hasn't changed in 17 years of providing children's entertainment. We have a passion for bringing laughter to Bay Area parties with our puppet show performances and to share knowledge and make learning fun through our educational programs designed for pre-schools, elementary schools and libraries. Our entertainment is based on the ideal that children are our future and we have a responsibility to provide positive, informative and encouraging ideas and concepts.
The company's passion for puppetry doesn't stop at entertainment and education, all of our puppets are made at the Happy Bright Kids workshop, along with our props, stages and costumes. We even sell our puppets to other professional performers.
We now offer a wide variety of children's entertainment, puppets, magic, balloon animals, and are working on plans for interactive games. For elementary schools and libraries we are pleased to offer STEM-based story lines.
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