Sesame Workshop Launches Caring for Each Other Initiative to Help Parents and Children During Coronavirus Pandemic
“This announcement marks the beginning of Sesame Workshop’s commitment to support families for the duration of this crisis, with brand new content featuring the Sesame Street Muppets sharing messages of love and kindness, playful learning activities, and virtual play dates launching soon.”
Found at SesameStreet.org/caring, Sesame is offering a broad variety of free resources designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety, as well as help with creating routines, fostering playful learning at home, and staying physically and mentally healthy. Families can also find an expanded offering of free on-demand episodes of Sesame Street on PBS KIDS digital platform and over 110 free Sesame Street ebooks available on all major ebook platforms.
In the coming weeks, Sesame Workshop is also debuting brand new content on topics like handwashing, how to cough or sneeze properly, and how taking good care of yourself means taking good care of others.
Sesame Workshop Website —->HERE
Sesame Street has long been a source of comfort for children and families during difficult times,” said Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President for US Social Impact, Sesame Workshop. “While we don’t always know what to expect, we know that Sesame Street friends have the power to convey simple strategies and messages to help children and the caring adults in their lives find comfort. With Caring for Each Other, we can help families get through these uncertain times and build hope for the future.”
Be sure to show your children this special message from Elmo!
Follow Sesame Streets in Communities on Facebook —-> HERE
The page shares great information. I love this image of Grover washing his hands properly. See the image on their Facebook page: HERE
“Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Be sure to scrub, scrub, scrub in between your fingers! Follow along with Grover!”
Additionally, over 110 free Sesame Street ebooks are available on all major ebook platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play, and Kobo.
Resources will also be distributed through a wide range of partners in the US and globally, including community providers serving vulnerable families through Sesame Street in Communities and PBS stations.
About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.