Bounce Back: Storybook
A storybook featuring Alex about persistence and resilience in the face of new challenges.
Share this story about Alex, a Sesame Street friend. When Alex’s father was incarcerated, Alex and his family faced big challenges, and he coped with big feelings such as fear and anger. But they’ve moved through those hard times, learned coping strategies, and are stronger for it.
Whether the problems young children face are big or small, it helps to build their resilience—the ability to move through challenges and bounce back from setbacks. Persistence is an important piece of resilience, and, like all people, Alex needs to find a way to tolerate frustration and practice patience with himself.
After reading, do the activity together. Invite children to celebrate all the amazing skills they’ve learned so far—and look forward to learning new ones!
Creating Feelings of Safety and Calm
Self-care strategies can help families focus and relax when big feelings come up.
Abby's Broken Wand
A storybook featuring strategies to help children cope with big feelings.
Building and Rebuilding Language Skills—and Community!
An article about building children’s language skills by enriching your interactions.
Building a Connected Community
Take a course on ways to help children and families get ready for school and life--together!
In our course Caring Communities, you can explore the ways to embed storybooks, printables, videos, and digital games in your work with everyone in your neighborhood.
Roads to Resilience
The course Roads to Resilience highlights some of the best assets from topics across SesameWorkshop.org with customized approaches, tips and tricks on using these resources in your work with caregivers and their children.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how you can use our “Little Neighbors” initiative to help children and their families discover their power to make their communities—and the world—a happier, healthier, safer place for everyone.