Social distancing means everyone is staying at home with their families, which also means parents are looking to find more ways to keep their kids entertained since they’re not at school all day. Cooking classes (like Delish’s #CookingTogether) are one place to start, but Sesame Street has also started an online series called Snack Chat that your little ones will love.

Sesame Street launched a Caring for Each Other initiative in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Children thrive with structure in their lives and they learn best through play—even in everyday moments like mealtimes and morning and evening routines. So our site is filled with content you can use all day long to spark playful learning, offer children comfort, and focus a bit on yourself, too,” the description reads.

The initiative includes resources for families to reference about how to keep kids learning at home and how to create new routines for children to follow. Along with that, free e-books and other materials are being made available through Sesame Street on Apple devices, Google Play, and more.

One of the resources is a video that will air every Tuesday on YouTube and Facebook starring Cookie Monster himself. In the videos, Cookie Monster teaches kids about the importance of staying healthy in his own goofy way. At the beginning of the clip, Cookie Monster reminds kids to wash their hands before eating, and then goes through the different healthy choices they can make at snack time.

At a time when kids need different activities to hold their attention while staying at home, our friends at Sesame Street pulled through for us. Once your children get through the videos, you may have to find another activity to keep them busy—may I suggest thing Cookie Monster popcorn?

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