We’re Amazing 1, 2, 3!
Help kids celebrate their similarities and differences.
- Tell kids they’re going to meet someone special: Elmo’s friend Julia, who has autism.
- Read the storybook together—as many times as you like! Talk about what kids find interesting, and answer their questions.
- Begin a conversation about understanding someone who is different. Ask, “What are some things about Julia that Abby doesn’t understand?” (why she doesn’t answer when Abby says hi, why she doesn’t look at Abby when she speaks, and so on.) Then ask, “How does Elmo help Abby understand?” (he tells her that Abby finds it hard to talk while swinging, he explains that he sometimes talks slowly to Julia and repeats what he says several times, and so on).
- Encourage children to act out what they do when they are excited, or how they show they are worried.
The Wiggle-Jiggle Game
A video about a getting-to-know you game that helps kids appreciate similarities and differences.
Julia & the Super-Sunny Celebration
When a big (and fun!) job needs to be done, everyone can find ways to help that are unique to them.
A World of Welcome
We can each do our part to help others feel welcomed and supported in our community.
Everyone Has a (P)Art to Play!
Creative projects, like a community mural, can bring people together!
It’s fun to be creative, especially when everyone contributes!
Draw Me In
There’s a place for every child in a community!
Julia is Needed
When a problem arises, anyone can be part of the solution!