Virtual group hug, anyone?

We’re living in uncertain times during the current global COVID-19 outbreak. To help comfort and entertain parents and kids, Sesame Workshop unveiled new plans for a range of new, original Sesame Street content.

The nonprofit organization will offer a variety of free resources to assist families during the current pandemic through its “Caring for Each Other” initiative. New kid-friendly content will feature the show’s Muppets sharing messages of love and kindness, fun learning activities, and virtual play dates. New content will take on topics such as handwashing, the proper way to cough or sneeze, and the best way to take care of yourself and others. This new slate of global programming will be available in the coming weeks.

There will also be resources available to help parents provide comfort to kids and manage anxiety and new at-home challenges, including creating routines, fostering engaged learning from home, and tips to stay physically and mentally healthy.

Resources are available online at and on PBS stations. In addition, families can watch show episodes on HBO, PBS, and PBS Kids with more on-demand programs available on PBS Kids digital platforms. Also, more than 110 free Sesame Street ebooks will be available on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play, and Kobo for families to read.