Caring For Each Other Resources

Your friends on Takalani Sesame are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis. We know that these are stressful times, and families everywhere are creating a new sense of normalcy. So our website is filled with content you can use to spark playful learning, offer children comfort, and focus a bit on yourself, too. The resources below can help your family play, learn, and breathe deeply together—and we'll keep adding more in days and weeks to come, including new messages from your Takalani Sesame pals. Stay tuned for more! #CaringForEachOther

Activities for Kids

Stay calm

Activities we love!

Practice gratitude

Gratitude Game

Calculate fear

Fear scale

Identify big feelings in your body

Where do YOU feel big feelings?

Safe coughing and sneezing

How to Cough and Sneeze Safely

Handwashing

We Can Wash Our Hands

Handwashing

Washing Your Hands Maze

Videos

Notice, name, manage big feelings.

Big Feelings in My Body

Discover big feelings through play

Elmo Feels Afraid

Stay connected

Furry and Blue Family Celebration

Importance of self care

Mae's Minute: Self Care

Helping to identify and manage a child’s stress

Mae's Minute: Child Stress

Talking about feelings with trusted adults

Mae's Minute: Circle of Safety

Establishing rules and remaining calm

Mae's Minute: Keeping Control

Understanding germs/virs and Safe couging and sneezing

How to Sneeze with Elmo, Raya, and Tala

Safe couging and sneezing

The Sneeze Song

Mask hygiene

Elmo Learns About Washing Masks

Handwashing

Staying Healthy with Elmo, Raya, and Tala

Learning at home through play

Mae's Minute: Play is Powerful

Learning at home through play

Elmo's World News Special Report: Pretend Play

Learning at home through play

Elmo's World News Special Report: Freeze Dance

Learning at home through play

Elmo's World News Special Report: Imagination

Learning at home through play

Elmo's World News Special Report: Finding Shapes

Learning at home through play

Pop-Up Playtime With Raya and Grover: All Kinds of Play

Learning at home through play

Pop-Up Playtime With Raya and Grover: Wonder

Learning at home through play

Pop-Up Playtime With Raya and Grover: How to Make Your Own Story

Virus facts, explaining to kids

Mae's Minute: Talking to kids about Coronavirus

Safe coughing/sneezing

Elmo's World News Special Report: Cover Your Cough and Sneeze Dance

Understanding germs/virus

Pop-Up Playtime with Raya and Grover: Virus Facts

Health promotion

Pop-Up Playtime with Raya and Grover: Vaccines

Social distancing rationale/practice

Pop-Up Playtime with Raya and Grover: Social Distancing

Caregiver Resources

Reset a fun activity when stressed

Positive Ideas Jar

Recognize your circle of care

Circle of Care

Observe fear in children's play

Observing fear in play

Recognise big feelings

How do you recognise big feelings?

Taking care of oneself

Caring For Our Children

Virus facts, explaining to kids

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Taking care of oneself

We Are Safe and Together

Storybooks

Kindness

Kindness Saves The Day

Big Feelings

Elmo's Big Feelings

Using your imagination

Let's Play

Understanding germs/virus

Staying Healthy