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New Edition of CNN and Sesame Street Coronavirus Town Hall Airs this Saturday

New Edition of CNN and Sesame Street Coronavirus Town Hall Airs this Saturday

You can watch the Sesame Street and CNN coronavirus special live on CNN or stream it on the CNN website and apps.


Do your kids have questions about the coronavirus?  Do you have questions about parenting during a pandemic?  CNN and Sesame Street are back for a second edition of their coronavirus town hall that focuses on answering coronavirus questions from kids and parents. The 60-minute installation airs this Saturday, May 30 at 10am. Turn to the coronavirus experts and some friendly faces for the answers to all of your family's important COVID-19 questions. Kids and parents can submit their coronavirus questions to Sanjay Gupta, M.D., CNN chief medical correspondent and the Sesame Street crew through CNN's website

You can watch the second part of "The ABC's of Covid19: A CNN/ Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" on CNN, CNN International, and CNN en Español. It will stream live on CNN.com's homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps, without requiring a cable log-in.

"The ABC's of Covid19: A CNN/ Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" will feature experts, like Dr. Gupta and Sesame Street Muppets including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, and Grover. Sesame Street's Alan Muraoka and Rosemarie Truglio, Ph.D., SVP of curriculum and content for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, will also be featured on the ABC's of COVID-19. The team will discuss issues like summer safety, play dates, schooling, and how families around the world are creatively coping during this time



The ABC's of COVID-19 is part of Sesame Workshop's new Caring for Each Other initiative, which launched in March as a response to the unprecedented uncertainty families are facing right now in the wake of coronavirus. The initiative provides free content designed to help parents provide a "for now normal" and to comfort their children, manage anxiety and foster educational playtime at home. The free resources and ideas encourage your family to find ways to breathe, laugh, and play together during these scary times. Some  Caring for Each Other resources you can find include:

  • Sesame Street themed coloring and activity pages
  • Step by Step Sesame Street hand washing guides
  • Singalongs with Elmo
  • Cookie Monster Snack Chats
  • Encouraging messages for parents
  • Sneezing and coughing safely with Grover
  • Freeze dance with Abby Cadabby

The resources are regularly updated to meet the needs of families as the ever changing situation continues to evolve. 

Main image courtesy Sesame Street.

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Melissa Wickes

Author: Melissa Wickes, a graduate of Binghamton University and the NYU Summer Publishing Institute, is the production editor for NYMetroParents. When she's not writing, she can be found playing the guitar or eating pasta. See More

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