On a teleconference that could not just be an email, Sesame Street presents Elmo’s Virtual Playdate

Sesame Street presents Elmo’s (Virtual) Playdate will be airing Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on PBS KIDS and other media.

During this challenging time, an always consistent Sesame Workshop, which has a 50-year history of consistently providing useful and engaging children’s programming, is building on its Caring for Each Other- Covid-19 initiative to reach into our homes on a rare evening.

“Featuring everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends with celebrity guests Anne Hathaway, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Tracee Ellis Ross, Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate will air on WarnerMedia networks—HBO, HBO Latino, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and truTV—and PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and streaming platforms on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00PM ET/6:00 PM CT. PBS stations will re-air the special throughout the month. Beginning on April 15, the special will also air in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Singapore and Canada.” — Sesame Workshop

Watch Tracee Ellis Ross (and her fabulous hair) play a game of “Elmo Says,” Lin-Manuel Miranda sing his rendition of “Old McDonald Had a Farm” and Anne Hathaway and Elmo get moving with “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”

This definitely seems as if it will be fun for children as well as their parents. Teachers should watch too as there will be great techniques and engagement tools that I am sure will translate well into the virtual classroom environment. 

“WarnerMedia recognizes how difficult these isolation efforts are for families, especially ones with children,” said Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer. 

PBS KIDS will be offering Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate in both on-air and streaming platforms, so that most children possible can access and engage in the programming.

For more information on this and other Sesame Workshop programming please go HERE.


Lark Sontag
Children’s Book Author, Early Childhood Education Specialist, Curriculum Developer, and Social Justice Advocate for Children

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