Gabrielle, the muppet, gives a young girl a big hug.


Your love and support can help children understand death and cope with grief.

Elmo Learns How to Deal with the Loss of a Loved One

Grieving may never completely end, but working through difficult feelings can get easier with time. Through support, open conversations, and finding ways to keep the person’s memory alive, families can begin to heal.

Newest Resources

As children grow and change, their grief changes, too. These new resources can help you support children as they grieve.

Cover of Grief Storybook,
Featured Storybook
Something New

In this story, Elmo’s cousin Jesse helps remind children that big changes can mean new opportunities to learn and grow.

Ages 1–6
Covid-Related Grief

A death related to COVID-19 may be especially difficult or confusing for both children and adults. But, there are ways to help families talk about death, express their feelings, and grieve together.

Elmo, Jesse and Rosita in a group.
who will experience the death of a loved one by age 18, grief never really goes away. But there are things they can do – like spending time with family and friends – to help them cope with grief.
All Grief Resources

Rosita at a picnic with a family.

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