Caring for Each Other: Helping Children and Families in Uncertain Times
Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 crisis, we have been there to provide support in the Sesame tradition. With our “Caring for Each Other” initiative, we bring families a sense of stability and encouragement, with free resources to help them learn, laugh, and cope.
We created a broad variety of “Caring for Each Other” content, from videos to songs, stories, and games, so that our tools to help families provide comfort, manage anxiety, and stay physically and mentally healthy reach as many people as possible.
Caring For Eachother Hub
Our site is filled with rich content you can use with children to spark playful learning, offer them comfort, and help your whole family thrive.
H Is for Handwashing
Learn how kids all across the world keep their hands clean.
Sesame Workshop Launches Major Expansion of ‘Caring for Each Other’ Initiative
In this study, Sesame Workshop sought out to explore how children were experiencing or processing the pandemic.
We’re committed to supporting children and families throughout this crisis and beyond. From helping children face challenges like anxiety and grief or changing routines to giving them ways to celebrate the helpers in their neighborhoods, our materials always offer child-friendly explanations and strategies, with self-care tips for grown-ups, too. By giving families tools to help them get through challenging times, we hope that, together, we can look to sunny days ahead.
I’ll Be Seeing U
Covid vaccines are helping Sesame Street friends get back to doing the things they love…like spending time together! Join in and share all the things “U” are looking forward to doing.
How to Explain COVID-19
Use this graphic to help teach grown ups how to support children through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrating Heroes for Health
An interactive artmaker to help children celebrate their very own heroes for health.
A health emergency brings many changes and much uncertainty for young children, but there are things we can do to face each day with optimism and hope.
Fluffster Wears a Mask
Julia demonstrates simple ways to make wearing a mask easier.
Julia and Elmo’s Video Playdate
Elmo and Julia demonstrate a fun video play date.
Heroes in Your Neighborhood
There are superheroes in the media like movies, shows, and books, but real-life heroes can be found working hard in every neighborhood right now.
How to Wash Your Hands
Kids learn the right way to wash their hands to prevent spreading germs.
You are the most important factor in your child’s growth and development. When you’re at your best, you’ll be better able to help your little one to learn, grow, and thrive.
Caring for Each Other Video Playlist
Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis. This playlist is filled with content you can use to spark playful learning, offer children comfort, and even have a playdate with a furry friend.
Find more resources to help you play, learn, and breathe deeply together—and we’ll keep adding more as we weather this crisis together.
Download the Sesame Street Family Play App
Cooped up at home with kids? Sesame Street Family Play offers over 130+ real world games to play at home – from the kitchen to the backyard, and even over video chat.
Wash Away Germs
Part of our H is for Handwashing initiative: Help Elmo and his Sesame friends wash up before having a snack!
Fun at Home Playlist
Explore fun activities to play at home — we hope our resources help you play, learn, and breathe deeply together.
Big Bird Gets the Covid-19 Vaccine
Big Bird and Granny Bird share their experience with the Covid-19 vaccine.