“Sesame Street” has not shied away from difficult subjects in the past, like homelessness and drug abuse, and the educational children’s show is continuing the tradition of helping kids understand tough times.
“Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate” will help kids process the current coronavirus pandemic with language and activities that are age-appropriate.
The show will run 30 minutes and will have guest stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anne Hathaway and Tracee Ellis Ross to entertain the smallest fans, Reuters reported.
The show will feature characters like Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby as they learn how to play and learn together in the world of a pandemic. They will get together, while staying apart, on a video conference, like how many kids are using for school or to connect with friends, Sesame Workshop said.
“Sesame Street’s” creators have also started a new initiative called Caring for Each Other to help guide parents as they comfort their kids and lessen the anxiety they may have during the pandemic.
It also reminds parents and caregivers that they need to make time for themselves.
“Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate” will air Tuesday at 7 p.m. on HBO, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, truTV and PBS Kids.