As families stay quarantined inside their homes, many parents continue to look for ways to make sure their kids are learning and entertained indoors. To address this issue and help parents provide comfort to their kids in these trying times, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has launched a new initiative called Caring for Each Other.
In the coming weeks, the site will also feature virtual playdates and other resources for caregivers, Todayreports.
“Around the world, young children’s lives are being turned upside down, and parents and caregivers are looking for ways to give their children — and themselves — a sense of stability in this new normal,” saysDr. Rosemarie Truglio, Senior Vice President for Curriculum and Content at Sesame Workshop. “Sesame Street is here to provide the caring adults in children’s lives with the resources they need to help children, and foster their healthy development at home.”
Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President for U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop, also says, “While we don’t always know what to expect, we know that Sesame Street friends have the power to convey simple strategies and messages to help children and the caring adults in their lives find comfort. With Caring for Each Other, we can help families get through these uncertain times and build hope for the future.”