Sesame Workshop Launches Caring for Each Other Initiative to Help Parents and Children During Coronavirus Pandemic
In response to the unprecedented uncertainty facing young children and families, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is offering a broad variety of free resources to help children and families during the coronavirus pandemic.
A rich array of Sesame Street content, including newly produced Sesame Street Muppet moments designed to entertain, educate, and comfort parents, caregivers, and children is on its way!
The Caring for Each Other initiative marks the beginning of a commitment to support families for the duration of this crisis. Brand new content will feature the Sesame Street Muppets sharing messages of love and kindness, playful learning activities, and virtual playdates fun for all ages! Even parents and caregivers will have fun too!
The initiative features 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 during this time of stress and chaos thanks to COVID-19.
SesameStreet.org/caring will be regularly updated to meet the needs of families as the situation evolves. Families can also watch Sesame Street episodes on HBO, PBS stations, and the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, with an expanded offering of free on-demand episodes of Sesame Street on PBS KIDS digital platforms.
“Around the world, young children’s lives are being turned upside down, and parents and caregivers are looking for ways to give their children—and themselves—a sense of stability in this new normal,” said, Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, Senior Vice President for Curriculum and Content, Sesame Workshop.
“But there are things parents and caregivers can do to face each day with optimism. Sesame Street is here to provide caring adults in children’s lives with the resources they need to help children and foster their healthy development at home.”
Sesame Workshop is also creating 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, which will be available in the US and globally in a wide range of languages and released in the coming weeks.
Click HERE to learn more and for a virtual hug from Elmo himself!