Caring For Each Other Resources

Your friends on Ahlan Simsim are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis. We know that these are stressful times, and families everywhere are creating a new sense of normalcy. So our website is filled with content you can use to spark playful learning, offer children comfort, and focus a bit on yourself, too. The resources below can help your family play, learn, and breathe deeply together—and we'll keep adding more in days and weeks to come, including new messages from your Ahlan Simsim pals. Stay tuned for more! #CaringForEachOther

Storybooks

Kindness

Kindness Saves the Day

Big Feelings

Elmo's Big Feelings

Using your imagination

Let's Play

Understanding germs/virus

Staying Healthy

Caregiver Resources

Taking care of oneself

Caring For Our Children

Virus facts, explaining to kids

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Taking care of oneself

We Are Safe and Together

Virus facts, explaining to kids

What is COVID-19?

Handwashing

Soap and Water are your friends - Bar of Soap

Activities for Kids

Safe coughing and sneezing

How to Cough and Sneeze Safely

Handwashing

We Can Wash Our Hands

Handwashing

Washing Your Hands Maze

Videos

Daily Routine

Daily Routine

Feelings

Change those feelings

Safe adults

Need a bit of help

Kindness / Gratitude

Spread some kindness

Hopefulness

We love a parade

Establishing rules and remaining calm

Mae's Minute: Keeping Control

Talking about feelings with trusted adults

Mae's Minute: Circle of Saftey

Helping to identify and manage a child’s stress

Mae's Minute: Child Stress

Importance of self care

Mae's Minute: Self Care

Understanding germs/virs and Safe couging and sneezing

How to Sneeze with Elmo, Raya, and Tala

Safe coughing and sneezing

The Sneeze Song

Mask hygiene

Elmo Learns About Washing Masks

Handwashing

Staying Healthy with Elmo, Raya, and Tala

Importance of playing

Mae's Minute: Play is Powerful

Staying inside

Elmo's World News Special Report: Pretend Play

Exercising inside

Elmo's World News Special Report: Freeze Dance

Using imagination to play

Elmo's World News Special Report: Imagination

Recognizing and identifying shapes

Elmo's World News Special Report: Finding Shapes

Utilizing items around the house to play

Pop-Up Playtime with Raya and Grover: All Kinds of Play

Using “I wonder” questions when playing

Pop-Up Playtime with Raya and Grover: Wonder

Using creativity to make puppets, a world, and a story

Pop-Up Playtime with Raya and Grover: How to Make Your Own Story

Virus facts, explaining to kids

Mae's Minute: Talking to kids about Coronavirus

Safe coughing/sneezing

Elmo's World News Special Report: Cover Your Cough and Sneeze Dance

Understanding germs/virus

Pop-Up Playtime with Raya and Grover: Virus Facts

Health promotion

Pop-Up Playtime with Raya and Grover: Vaccines

Social distancing rationale/practice

Pop-Up Playtime with Raya and Grover: Social Distancing

Handwashing

Wash Hands Now (Levantine)

Handwashing

Washy Wash (Levantine)

Handwashing

Care for Yourself, Care for Others (Levantine)

Safe coughing and sneezing

Learn to Cough & Sneeze with Grover (Levantine)