More to Explore in May

Sesame Workshop’s Books, Music, and Movies of the Month

As always, Sesame Workshop has great things to share at the end of the month!

This May, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we offer emotional well-being books plus other engaging new books and a sing-along playlist. Browse our monthly list of favorites designed to bring playful learning and cultural appreciation into your day.

May Fun and Activities 

We all belong book

We All Belong (A Story About Neighbor Day)

It’s Neighbor Day! Sesame Street’s newest resident, Ji-Young, is excited to celebrate with her new community — and to share some of her Korean culture. This important book is inspired by the See Us Coming Together special, and it illustrates how hurtful racism is while encouraging kindness toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders — and all people!

Many ways to be a friend book

Celebrating You and Me Series

On Sesame Street, we celebrate everyone! In this series, readers will explore the different ways we eat, dress, play, and more. Recognizing our similarities and differences will teach little ones to be proud of themselves and appreciate others in their lives.

Beach Day book

Indestructibles: Beach Day

Join your favorite Sesame Street friends as they head to the beach. Build sandcastles, relax in the shade, and play with a beach ball — it’s all fun in the sun with Elmo, Abby, Zoe, and more!

Cookie Monster Finds a snack book

Indestructibles: Cookie Monster Finds a Snack

Join Cookie Monster as he looks for more cookies — and meet Sesame Street friends along the way. Luckily, Cookie Monster won’t be hungry for long — someone on Sesame Street has yummy treats to share!

Contando Las respiraciones

6-Book Sesame Street Character Guides Series in Spanish (Guías de personajes de Sesame Street ® en español)

Elmo, Abby, Big Bird, and their Sesame Street friends introduce children to the beauty of individual character traits as well as social-emotional wellness. Hands-on activities help kids model each topic, while simple text and a colorful design keep things engaging and fun.

Formas de Iniciar Book

Five-Minute Friendship Starters in Spanish (Formas de iniciar amistades en cinco minutos)

Making a new friend is easy with help from Sesame Street! Young readers learn fun ways to approach, get to know, and have fun with a new friend—in just five minutes!

Play Day Fun Book

Play Day Fun! Sound Book

It’s a busy and noisy day on Sesame Street! Join in the fun with Elmo, Big Bird, and all your Sesame Street friends! While you read, press 10 buttons to hear playtime words and sounds. Hear each word spoken aloud, followed by the sound it makes!

Goodnight, World! Season 2 Launch (Streaming Podcast)

With a whole world to explore, it’s no surprise that winding down can be a challenge for curious little ones. In Goodnight, World!, a new sleepcast for children from Headspace Studios and Sesame Street, listeners can join Alan, Nina, and friends from Sesame Street on amazing adventures in their imaginations. Along the way, they’ll learn how to calm down their minds and bodies to help them get ready for quiet moments and bedtime.

Meet Sesame Street Mecha Builders, where Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby are robot heroes-in-training, and content focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) becomes even more fun with loveable Grover, Rosita, and friends.

There’s no problem too big or too small for this STEM super team to solve!