Mr. M Dies
When someone dies, there are ways to remember special times with them.
- Before viewing with your child: Preview the video by yourself first. If you decide to share it with your child, explain that it’s about a little monster named Buddy whose neighbor died, and Buddy is feeling sad and confused.
- View the video together once. On a second viewing, you might pause whenever children seem interested or have questions, or when something seems similar to their experience.
- After viewing: Talk with children.
- Answer any questions children may have with simple, honest language. Explain that, when someone dies, their body stops working.
- Help children name their feelings and express them. Reassure children that it’s okay to feel many feelings, even all at once.
- If you’ve lost a loved one, spend time remembering special moments spent with them.
Re-grieving as Seasons Change
A video that shows how grief can come and go throughout life.
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.
In this story, Elmo’s cousin Jesse helps remind children that big changes can mean new opportunities to learn and grow.
Growing as We Grieve
Parents and caregivers, reflect on your own experience of grief and hear what has helped other families cope, thrive, and find joy.
Growing as They Grieve
A special guide for providers supporting children who are grieving.
Supporting Grieving Native American Children and Families
Learn ways to support Native American children and families who are grieving with compassion and cultural humility.
Express Yourself with Elmo and Jesse
Help a child check in with and express their feelings with these interactive creative activities.