The Monster Dash
A storybook featuring Karli about practicing flexibility and maintaining a positive outlook as skills to build resilience.
Everyday life is full of challenges, and Karli, a friend on Sesame Street, has faced plenty. Because of her mom’s struggle with addiction, she’s lived with a lack of predictability and control. She’s also spent time in foster care. But caring adults have given her some tools to build resilience.
Being flexible and pivoting when plans or circumstances change—navigating obstacles as one does in an obstacle course—is a big part of resilience (the ability to move through, and bounce back from, challenges). Resilience is a muscle—just as we exercise our bodies to be strong, we can exercise our brains to figure out ways through tough situations.
This story is about one of many ways to do that: reframing. Reframing is a great strategy for looking for the positive aspects of a negative experience. Read it together with children to help practice strengthening their growing bodies and their growing brains!
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 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.
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.