Elmo’s World News finds the iconic red Sesame Street Muppet hosting a pretend news program from his bedroom, calling on Muppet correspondents and kids around the world to share news on how they’re playing and learning while staying safe in an unusual world.
“With so many children around the world navigating new routines, it’s more important than ever to give families the tools they need to cope with challenges and foster playful learning at home,” says Sherrie Westin, president of social impact and philanthropy at Sesame Workshop. “Play is critical to a child’s healthy development, and that’s especially true during times of uncertainty. Together with the LEGO Foundation, we can harness the power of play to meet the evolving needs of families everywhere and help them build the resilience that will carry them through these tough times and beyond.”
The 25-minute special debuts this ween in more than 13 languages in markets including the Middle East, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and more.
As part of Sesame Workshop’s broader Caring for Each Other initiative, a series of short-form videos and digital activities will be released in the coming months with a focus on staying healthy, learning at home through play, and showing kids how to care for themselves and others.