My Grown-Up Cares
Explore the many ways in which children benefit from their relationships with caring adults.
When you listen to your child, share joyful moments, and offer comfort, support, and love, you’re helping them build a foundation of emotional well-being. The most important thing you can do for your child is to be a steady, loving presence in their lives!
Together, read this storybook and use the grown-up “pop-up” prompts on each screen as special moments to connect.
Just for You!
Try these ideas any time:
- Together, name some other caring grown-ups your child feels safe with.
- Share one thing you love about your child every day.
- Slow down and savor the everyday joyful moments you have together.
- Have fun together by playing games or acting out stories.
- Follow children’s natural curiosity (“You’re looking closely at this leaf. What do you notice? I wonder what it feels like if we touch these vein lines.”).
- Continue your loving bedtime routines. Share stories, books, memories from your day — and, of course, cuddles.
Feelings, Feelings, Everywhere
Everyone has different feelings, at different times, for different reasons—and all our feelings have a place.
Wes and Elijah go Heart to Heart
Moments of connection help you create a warm, supportive emotional space… for both you and your child!
Play I Notice, I Feel, I Can
Children can help their Sesame Street friends manage their big feelings with a three-step strategy.
Let’s Sing Along! My Body, My Brain
Celebrate the mind-body connection with a song about healthy habits.
Let’s Play a Game: Feelings Detective
Help children “see” feelings on others’ faces or bodies… and understand that everyone shows their feelings a little differently.
Especially for Providers: Circles of Care
“Recharge your battery” with community, friendship, and self-support.
The Power of Parent-Child Relationships
Loving connections between adults and children form a strong foundation for emotional well-being.