Jesse Expresses Grief Through Play
A video to show how children can express their feelings of grief through play — and how grown-ups can help.
Children often express their big feelings as they play. When Elmo’s cousin, Jesse, has some grief-related feelings during play, Jesse’s Mommy and Elmo’s Daddy notice and help her feel more calm and confident.
Watch this video together with children to learn a strategy for feeling secure when children feel big feelings. Say the words together, remembering to add something special about yourself and your child:
Even though many things have changed,
and some things will never be the same,
I am still me,
and I am ______________.