Sesame Workshop’s Caring For Each Other Initiative

For over 50 years, Sesame Workshop has provided support for children and families around some of the most challenging situations in their lives. Many of these situations create great uncertainty—and while we don’t always know what to expect, we know that our Sesame Street friends have the power to convey simple strategies and messages that help adults provide care and comfort to children—and prepare for whatever comes our way.

As a direct response to the coronavirus pandemic facing the world today, Sesame Workshop’s Caring for Each Other initiative launched new resources for families and children. These resources, which are part of an ongoing commitment to helping caregivers and children navigate their “for now normal” for the duration of this crisis and beyond, allow children and families to stay connected with Sesame Street friends on a regular basis. The new resources include brand-new animated videos featuring our furry friends, printable activity sheets focused on healthy habits, virtual playdates featuring our furry friends, playful learning activities, articles, and learning at home bundles.

Access some of these free resources below. 

More free resources can be found at www.sesamestreet.org/caring

Tips for Talking about COVID-19 with Your Child

 

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Tips for Talking about COVID-19 with Your Child

  • Talk to your kids about what they’ve heard about the COVID-19
  • Ask them how they feel about it
  • Explain to them that COVID-19 is a virus like a cold and one way to protect ourselves is to protect our eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Come up with new ways to say "HELLO"
  • Above all, make sure they feel safe and protected
  • Keep yourself informed
  • Remember that the best way to take care of yourself and others is to
    • Eat healthy
    • Rest
    • Wash your hands
    • Sneeze into your elbow

Tips About Hand Washing

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Tips About Hand Washing

  • Together water and soap can protect you against COVID-19
  • Wash your hand frequently:
    • Before eating
    • After going to the bathroom
    • After Playing
  • Wash every part of your hands for 20 seconds. Perfect time to sing your favorite song
  • Remember, don’t touch:
    • Eyes
    • Nose
    • Mouth
  • It is good to use hand sanitizer, but don’t forget to wash your hand with soap and water any time you can

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