Back to School with Sesame Street in Communities: Tip 1
By HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed.
Now that you’ve met the SSIC Guilford Team, it’s time for us to share our first SSIC Back to School Tip with you! This week, we’ll be highlighting our partnership with Sesame Street in Communities (https://sesamestreetincommunities.org) and sharing Sesame Street in Communities resources to help you prepare your young children to return to school or daycare. The first tip is to use SSIC resources to prepare young students for the schedule changes they’ll see in school and daycare as a result of the pandemic.
It’s no secret that children learn best when they connect with their learning. Whether it’s a catchy song or a fun character, when it stands out, kids are more likely to pay attention and the lesson is more likely to stick. When the character is from Sesame Street, it makes learning that much easier and fun for the whole family!
Today’s tip focuses on very important non-academic issue this school year: preparing young children for the changes they will see in school as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Sesame Street in Communities have created a number of resources to help parents talk to young kids about the pandemic.
Check out the following resources and use them to prepare your children for all of the changes they’ll see this school year!
- Teaching young children about using masks: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/activities/all-about-masks/
- The importance of hand-washing (video): https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/health-emergencies/?activity=washy-wash-song
- An activity about social distancing: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/health-emergencies/?activity=social-distancing
- An article for parents on talking with children about COVID-19: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/health-emergencies/?activity=talking-about-covid-19-with-children
Learn more about SSIC Guilford here: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/community/guilford-county/