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Sesame Workshop rolls out new content to help families stay healthy during virus crisis

by Brittani Tuttle

As part of its Caring for Each Other initiative, Sesame Workshop is launching brand-new content to help families stay physically and mentally healthy during the ongoing virus crisis.

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The new content launches include animations on healthy habits, resources offering comfort, and activities that families can use to inspire learning in reading, math, science and more.

The animated spots, which are offered in 19 languages, include Elmo’s new “Washy Wash” song, as well as Sesame Street Muppets learning how to sneeze properly and how “caring for yourself means caring for each other.”

“Sesame Street is there for children and families whether it’s a sunny day or a stormy one, and unfortunately many families are facing unprecedented challenges right now,” said Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president of US Social Impact for Sesame Workshop. “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.”

These new animated shorts will be shared through a variety of partners in the U.S. and globally, including HBO, PBS Kids and local PBS stations. Other tools are also available on SesameStreet.org/Caring, including coping strategies, child-friendly explanations to tough questions, and ways to help everyone stay healthy.

“As families around the world adjust to their new realities, parents and caregivers are looking for help in creating new routines, staying healthy, and fostering learning at home,” said Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, senior vice president of Curriculum and Content for Sesame Workshop. “At Sesame Workshop, we’re here to support the caring adults in children’s live as they help their children navigate these challenging times.”

To check out these resources for your family, visit SesameStreet.org/Caring.

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