Bedtime is about to get a whole lot easier with a new project by Headspace, a leader in mindfulness and meditation, and Sesame Workshop. The duo just announced a new podcast that is all about helping your littles wind down during their bedtime routines!

Goodnight, World! episodes will include a story read by your fave Sesame Street friends, a “sleep journey” led by one of Headspace’s sleepcast readers and a soundtrack of relaxing music and sounds. The first episode launches Jun. 13, followed by 11 episodes launching every Sunday through Aug. 29.

The project was developed by both the organizations and a team of early childhood and meditation experts. Gabriela Arenas, Sesame Workshop’s Vice President of Licensing, North America “Even beyond bedtime and naptime, mindfulness is a powerful tool to help kids calm their bodies and regulate their emotions, skills that set them up for success in school and in life. We’re thrilled to work with Headspace to make the practice accessible to families everywhere!”

Goodnight, World! addresses many of the common bedtime issues families encounter. Kids will hear how Sesame Street sometimes don’t want to get to bed either, but learn how mindfulness strategies and things like belly breathing can help them prepare for dreamland.

Headspace and Sesame Workshop are also bringing their series of animated shorts, Sesame Street Monster Meditation to a bookshop near you! Together with Random House Children’s Books, the six-volume series of board books will bring the characters and themes to print for kids ages two to five.

You can grab the first book, Sesame Street Monster Meditation: Being Patient with Cookie Monster on Jun 29, 2021, followed by Sesame Street Monster Meditation: Getting Ready for Bed with Elmo on Sept. 28, 2021.

––Karly Wood

All photos: Courtesy of Sesame Workshop & Headspace



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