C is for coronavirus

Sesame Street town hall to address pandemic questions for parents and kids

It’s natural for kids to have questions about what’s going on in the world right now, and sometimes parents run out of (or just don’t have) answers. A few friendly faces Groverare ready to help tomorrow morning.

CNN and Sesame Street will host a town hall to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in a way that’s easy for kids to understand and relate to. “The ABCs of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents” will address issues including education, anxiety, screen time and playdates.

What: The ABCs of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents
Where: CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espanol and CNN.com.
When: 9 a.m., Saturday, April 25

Sesame Street characters like Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita and Grover will join CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill, who will moderate the town hall.

It will air on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espanol and it will stream live on CNN.com.

Go here to ask our questions. Scroll to the bottom, fill out the form, and then watch at 9 a.m. tomorrow as Sesame Street and CNN answer.

Sesame Street is also addressing current issues over on its own site.

Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis, as families everywhere are creating a “for now normal.” Children thrive with structure in their lives, and they learn best through play—even in everyday moments. So our site is filled with content you can use all day long to spark playful learning, offer children comfort, and focus a bit on yourself, too. After all, it’s important that we take care of ourselves, so that we can best care for our families.

Here, Alan reads a story about caring for each other during difficult times.

There’s also a tool kit available with information ranging from “Sesame Time for Teachers: It’s OK Not to be OK” and a range of videos, including The Count’s Thank you Message.

What: The ABCs of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents
Where: CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espanol and CNN.com.
When: 9 a.m., Saturday, April 25

 

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