Due to the coronavirus pandemic, your little ones have been cooped up in the house for a few weeks. Just when you thought you were out of new resources to share with your kids during this time of social distancing and homeschooling, The Sesame Workshop is coming to the rescue. Last week, they announced that 110 Sesame Street eBooks are now available to download for free. 

Children on tablet

The titles can be downloaded from all major eBook platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Barnes & Noble Nook and Kobo. There is no expiration date listed at the moment, so parents can feel free to download and enjoy. The books available encompass all ages and reading levels and feature a variety of characters from Cookie Monster to Abby Cadabby. 

Sesame Workshop’s new “Caring for Each Other” initiative includes a collection of informative animations teaching kids the importance of hand washing and personal hygiene. Additional tools are geared towards helping parents navigate this new normal and encourages them to take time for themselves as well. 

“Sesame Street has long been a source of comfort for children and families during difficult times,” said Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President for US Social Impact, Sesame Workshop. “While we don’t always know what to expect, we know that Sesame Street friends have the power to convey simple strategies and messages to help children and the caring adults in their lives find comfort. With Caring for Each Other, we can help families get through these uncertain times and build hope for the future.”

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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