Sesame Street®
Learning Resources

Fostering fun and positive learning experiences for children

Our free bilingual resources were developed in partnership with Sesame Workshop - the creators of Sesame Street® - and aim to help parents, caregivers and educators enhance learning opportunities for young children.

Free Activity Guide

Explore tips and activities to engage with young children

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Growing Together: Ready for School & Beyond

PNC and Sesame Workshop have partnered to create Growing Together: Ready for School & Beyond to provide resources that help kids, parents, and providers get ready to succeed in school

Sesame Street’s Ready for School Challenge:
Preschool

Starting preschool can be exciting…and sometimes scary! But Elmo and his friends are here to help. Together with your soon-to-be preschooler, listen anytime, anywhere to real kids, real parents, a real teacher, and Elmo—all on the topic of preschool! In each episode, there’s also an interactive game.

Listen to Preschool Podcasts

Sesame Street’s Ready for School Challenge: Kindergarten

Starting kindergarten can be exciting…and sometimes scary! But Elmo and his friends are here to help. Together with your soon-to-be kindergartner, listen anytime, anywhere to real kids, real parents, a real teacher, and Elmo—all on the topic of kindergarten! In each episode, there’s also an interactive game.

Listen to Kindergarten Podcasts

A Day in the Life of a Preschooler

Whether it’s before beginning preschool or at the start of the year, a peek into another child’s day, in a similar setting, can ease children’s anxieties. Together with children, watch Sophie learn, play, and help in her preschool classroom and at home.

Watch ‘A Day in the Life of a Preschooler’

A Day in the Life of a Kindergartner

Whether it’s before beginning kindergarten or at the start of the year, a peek into another child’s day, in a similar setting, can ease children’s anxieties. Together with children, watch Dhaviya learn, play, and help in kindergarten and at home.

‘A Day in the Life of a Preschooler’

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Elmo’s Brain Games

Help kids take a school-readiness adventure in which Elmo’s friends help him practice paying attention, focusing, reasoning, and memory—all skills that will help him in school. Kids will practice listening to instructions, staying focused even when there are distractions, remembering several-step directions, and more.
Play 'Elmo's Brain Games'

Get Moving

Physical activity can help both children and adults focus their minds. As you watch, notice how physical activity harnesses and focuses children’s natural energy as children build gross-motor skills and engage playfully with adults. Consider these ways to integrate “energy bursts” into your daily routines, then brainstorm some ideas of your own.
Watch 'Get Moving'

Reading at Home and School

Children grow when they can teach what they learn. Children have a “school identity” and a “home identity,” and there’s a great way to bridge the two in a way that enriches, expands, reinforces learning. Encourage children to become “teachers” at home as they explain and demonstrate to their families what they’re learning all day—children gain confidence when they can share what they know!
Watch 'Reading at Home and School'

Parent Teacher Meeting

Every positive interaction between home and school helps create a partnership that benefits children all year long. As you watch these everyday, informal interactions between parents and teachers, reflect on how you communicate with parents, and consider new ways to do so.
Watch 'This Is How I Grow'


Day-to-Day Connections

Interacting with parents daily strengthens important home-school connections. As you watch, notice how this teacher personally interacts with the parent for a recap of their child’s day. Then think about ways you can boost similar everyday interactions with parents so that everyone stays “on the same page” with children’s lives and learning in both school and home.
Watch 'Day-to-Day Connections'

School Routines, Home Routines

Having the same routines in different settings enriches learning. Kids may have the same responsibilities in different settings, but routines can help them connect lessons between school and home. As you watch, notice what is the same and different about the routines of table-setting and handwashing at school and at home.
Watch 'Reading at Home and School'

Back To School

Teachers and parents form a powerful learning team when they work together to lay the foundation for success in school—and in life! Getting involved in school activities encourages learning inside and outside the classroom. Because everyone on the team has the same goal: to provide safe spaces—with lots of love and care—where children can grow and thrive.

Watch 'Back to School'

 

 

This Is How I Grow

Use children’s curiosity about places, people, and things around them to get them excited about learning and preparing for school.

Watch 'This Is How I Grow'

Observe With Me

Watch Abby and Rudy add to their wonder journal, then help children create their own.

Watch 'Observe With Me'

 

Let's Make Art

Children can learn math, science, and more through creating art.

Watch 'Let's Make Art'

Meet Maggie Cadabby

With a little love, and modeling how to think aloud, you can help children become problem solvers. Help children build problem-solving skills to turn “Oops” into “Aha!” Watch 'Meet Maggie Cadabby'

Building Language Skills

Let's Make Up a Story!

Oral storytelling can be opportunities for great conversations and building vocabulary. Watch Rosita and her Abuela turn the night sky into a storytelling adventure.

Watch 'Let's Make Up a Story'

Talk About It

Parent Tips

Regular communication with your child’s teacher will help your child learn, grow and thrive in the pre-K classroom.
Download Parent Tip Sheet

Host a Family Workshop

Plant Seeds to Boost Learning!

Are you a community organization, administrator or teacher that engages families of young children? Use this guide to plan fun workshops that help families discover the power they have to build their child’s brains during everyday moments
Download the Guide to Hosting Family Workshops

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