Supporting Elmo during COVID-19
Elmo’s mom, Mae, shares what has helped her family stay happy and healthy.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, families around the world are facing new and evolving challenges every day - even on Sesame Street. For World Children's Day, we caught up with Elmo’s mom, Mae, to find out what has helped her family stay happy and healthy.
Transcript of 'Supporting Elmo during COVID-19' video
Elmo: Oh, oh, can Mommy please help Elmo set up the big block tower for Elmo’s castle?
Mae: I would love to, Elmo. Mommy’s just taking a minute to talk to some friends, OK?
Elmo: Oh, okay Mommy!
Mae: Hello everyone and welcome to Mae’s Minute. You know, I really do only have about a minute, because as you heard, we’re all gonna play together as a family.
And speaking of families, COVID-19 has caused lots of changes for our family, and let me tell you, some of those changes have been stressful.
Elmo and I have been spending a lot more time together, because our one-on-one time really helps us both with all the changes to our routine.
I know that I am so lucky that I can give Elmo the extra love he needs right now, and I’m lucky that he gives me the love I need right back.
I like to say that our family is a team. Teams take care of each other, and in our family, that is exactly what we do!
Every day we take turns choosing what to play as a family. Elmo loves making up games, and his daddy likes telling stories, and I like playing with blocks. But we always do it together.
And most importantly, we listen to each other. You know, when Elmo and I play, we like to talk about what we’re feeling. Sometimes we’ll draw pictures of our feelings; and sometimes we’ll act them out; sometimes we just cuddle and talk.
Well, the important thing is Elmo knows we’re there for him - we are a team.
Elmo: Are you ready to play Mommy?
Mae: Oh yes, Elmo! I’m ready to play.
Well, that is my minute! Coming Elmo!