A Tree of Growth and Learning
Giving new things a try helps children learn, grow, and take on challenges!
- Point out to kids and parents that we’re always growing and learning (not just kids…grown-ups too!), and that they’re going to create a tree that shows exactly that. Distribute the printable page (one per family) and have them think of things they have learned to do (or learned about) recently. They can also talk about things they weren’t able to do before, but can do now that they’ve practiced.
- Distribute “Elmo’s New Things Tree” and leaves. Families can work together to label or draw pictures of new things they’ve tried and learned, and complete the activity.
- As a group, create a giant tree on the wall using colored sticky notes. Families can write what’s on their leaves on colored sticky notes and arrange on the wall in the shape of a tree.
Building and Rebuilding Language Skills—and Community!
An article about building children’s language skills by enriching your interactions.
Resolving Hurt Feelings with Rosita and Friends
Misunderstandings and hurt feelings can be opportunities to build friendships and develop important social skills.
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.