A Hurricane Comes to Sesame Street
Just like Big Bird’s friends help him rebuild his nest after a hurricane, you can help rebuild your child’s sense of safety and security.
Watch the video together with your child and pause to answer any questions. You might get conversations going (and relate the story to your own experience):
- How did Big Bird feel when he saw his nest ruined? How could you tell how he was feeling?
- What did Big Bird say about his nest?
- Being with neighbors after scary storms can feel good. What did Big Bird’s friends say to help him?
- How did Big Bird’s friends and neighbors work together to rebuild his nest?
- How did Big Bird feel after his friends helped him?
- Cleaning up after a storm can take hard work…and a long time. How did Big Bird thank his friends for rebuilding his nest?
- Have you been feeling any of Big Bird’s feelings, too? Which feelings?
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