Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Kids & Family
- Published: 08 April 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 7 p.m. on WHRO Kids
During this challenging time, what if kids could connect with their Sesame Street pals for a virtual playdate filled with fun, stories, and songs? Coming to you from Elmo's Apartment in the heart of Sesame Street, join Elmo, his friends, and his special celebrity guests for thirty minutes of dancing, laughing, singing…and even snacks with Cookie Monster! It's a virtual hug to kids and families to show we can all get through this together, chase the clouds away, and bring a "sunny day" from Sesame Street to you and your family.
"We hope Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate will entertain and inspire families at a moment when so many are feeling isolated and overwhelmed by current events," said Steve Youngwood, Sesame Workshop’s President, Media & Education and Chief Operating Officer. "With help from our distribution partners around the world, this special will encourage parents and kids to gather and relax as a family, in a way that only the Sesame Street Muppets can."
The half-hour special follows Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and a few famous friends as they find new ways to play and learn together. Celebrating everyone from the EMTs, doctors, and other everyday heroes who are helping families through the health crisis as well as things like the simple pleasures of baking cookies at home, the playdate takes the form of a cozy video conference that will feel very familiar to today’s viewers. Celebrities and Sesame Street friends will sing songs, play games, and take silly dance breaks. Tracee Ellis Ross plays a game of “Elmo Says,” Lin-Manuel Miranda pops in for a few rounds of “Old McDonald Had a Farm,” Anne Hathaway and Elmo get moving with “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes,” and more. Kids will love getting a visit from their Sesame Street friends, and caregivers will appreciate how the special models playful learning opportunities they can use at home.
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate will premiere Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. on the WHRO Kids channel where it will be repeated throughout the week.
WHRO Kids airs on the following channels: 15.3, Cox 108, Charter Digital 120, FiOS 462, and our online livestream.