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Sesame Workshop Announces New ‘Coming Together’ Resources

Free resources include videos, articles and activities featuring the “Sesame Street” Muppets.

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April 20, 2022

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Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street,” has released new bilingual videos and resources as part of an ongoing initiative to help families have open and honest conversations with young children around diversity and celebrating their own unique identities. The new resources, which are free and available in English and Spanish, can be found at SesameStreetinCommunities.org.   

The resources aim to help children take pride in who they are, respect differences and build the confidence to ask questions – three key ingredients for building community and a sense of belonging. The content features Ji-Young, a Korean American Muppet recently introduced in the “See Us Coming Together” special, as well as new “Sesame Street” neighbors, 5-year-old Wes and his dad, Elijah. Along with Abby, Elmo and Rosita, the friends celebrate who they are on the inside and outside, explore the differences between themselves and others and appreciate the diversity of their community.  

“Sesame Workshop has always been dedicated to helping children grow smarter, stronger and kinder in all aspects of their lives,” says Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president, U.S. social impact, Sesame Workshop. "These past few years have presented unprecedented challenges for children everywhere, and these resources are here to help children foster their self-identity, connections to others and appreciate the diversity of the world around them.” 

The new resources include videos, interactive art activities, articles and printable worksheets. 

Th package of resources is part of Coming Together, Sesame Workshop’s ongoing commitment to fostering children’s positive identity, including race, ethnicity and cultural identities. Content is released on a rolling basis and available to parents and caregivers at SesameWorkshop.org/ComingTogether

 

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