Finding Comfort With Family and Friends
Sing this song with a child to help him feel supported and loved.
Listen to the song together. Then tell children that they’re never alone; they have friends, family, and others in the community, such as teachers and doctors, who are there to help them. Talk about how each person helps. Whether it’s big, scary things or little, everyday things that make kids feel sad or scared—helpers are helpers.
A bedroom or another quiet space is a great place for a “Care Corner” with things and photos that remind them of special people in their lives (a card or letter written by a loved one, a shirt that smells like daddy, the blanket they take to sleepovers at Grandma’s house, and so on). Kids can go to this corner to feel comforted. Stuffed animals or dolls belong there, too!
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.
Senior Vice President of Curriculum and Content, Rosemarie Truglio, PhD, examines bullying as it affects young children, and shares ways to handle—and prevent—it.
Building a Connected Community
Take a course on ways to help children and families get ready for school and life--together!
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.
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.