Sesame Street has launched the Caring for Each Other initiative to help families stay physically and mentally healthy as the coronavirus pandemic continues. This new initiative includes the Elmo “Washy Wash” song, as well as Sesame Street Muppets learning how to sneeze properly and how caring for yourself means caring for each other.
Like many children and families, the beloved Sesame Street Muppets and friends are spending time at home and connecting with friends and family virtually. Caring for Each Other includes coping strategies, child-friendly explanations to tough questions, and ways to help everyone stay healthy. Also included are self-care tips for caregivers: as grownups try to adjust to their “for now normal,” it’s important that they take care of themselves so that they can best care for their children.
Through Caring for Each Other, we’re committed to supporting families for the duration of this crisis and beyond – equipping them with the tools they need to get through this together and look to the future with hope and optimism.Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President of US Social Impact, Sesame Workshop.
The Caring for Each Other initiative was launched in response to the unprecedented uncertainty facing young children and families. SesameStreet.org/caring will be updated to meet the needs of families as the situation evolves on an ongoing basis, with resources designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety, as well as help with creating routines, fostering playful learning at home, and staying physically & mentally healthy.
Visit SesameStreet.org/caring for more information on the Caring for Each Other initiative and resources available. #CaringForEachOther