Elijah Explains Race to His Son, Wes, and Elmo
Elmo notices that some autumn leaves match his red fur, and some match his friend Wes’s brown skin. Wes’s dad explains that melanin is something everyone has in their bodies that gives us our skin, eye, and hair color.
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Subtopics
When children learn to celebrate themselves and others, we build a better world.
Resources to help all kids engage and thrive in their community and, later, in a diverse world.
Coping with Racial Trauma
Discover ways to help children cope with difficult race-related situations and experiences.
Talking About Race
A set of resources to help kids think about, ask about, and talk about race.
Engaging honestly and directly with little ones is the beginning of building understanding.
Raising an Upstander
An article on ways to develop “upstandership” in young children.
Welcome to Sesame Street, Wes and Elijah!
A cut-and-color activity to welcome new Muppets Wes and his dad Elijah to Sesame Street.
I Am Somebody
Printable, cut-apart affirmation cards that build confidence, self worth, and a strong sense of identity.
Let’s Talk About Race: Explain, Connect, Describe, Explore!
An activity to engage all children in conversation, thought, and actions around racial equity.
I Am Me
An interactive game to explore identity.
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Mi bella persona
Un imprimible para una actividad de autorretrato.
Respira, siente, expresa
Tres pasos para lidiar con conflictos raciales.
Tools for military families to explain racism to children and raise upstanders.
A video that shows how self-care is a way to stand up against unfair situations.
A printable to practice self-care as a family.
A Military Families’ Activity Book
A guide to help your family remember no matter where you are, you can learn from one another and appreciate your differences and similarities.
We Are Upstanders
Learn what an upstander does for themselves and others.
Taking Care of Ourselves
Tools to practice self-care as an important way to stand up for yourself.
Even when talking with children about racism for the first time, there are things parents can do to move past fear and into authentic action against it.
The Wiggle-Jiggle Game
A video about a getting-to-know you game that helps kids appreciate similarities and differences.
Welcome to Our Garden
An interactive game in which children add rocks to the Sesame Street community garden.
A video about community.
Musical Show & Share
A video about coming together to create something beautiful.
Our Welcome Garden
A printable page about a community rock garden.
Look at Me, Look at You!
A printable page with parent-child affirmations.
What I Want for the World
A printable page about making a difference in the world.
What We Love
A printable about how we are different and what important things we share.
5 Big Ideas
An article about five themes that help children learn about themselves, others, and the world.
Discover more resources for parents, caregivers, and providers.
Little ones need lots of help from caring adults to grow and thrive. We offer calming strategies on comforting and providing nurturing touch, all of which are required for healthy brain development!
Building Resilience in Children and Families
Give children tools and coping skills to overcome both little and big challenges to help them learn and grow.
When you help children to understand and express their emotions, you help them grow and thrive.