A Message of Hope from Fred Rogers

For many of us, we are experiencing feelings of loss, confusion, and despair as we witness the impact of the Coronavirus on our children, families, and our school community.  In this time of uncertainty, the Fred Rogers Center created a helpful resource for child-serving professionals and families to talk to children about the Coronavirus and navigate digital learning.  The Fred Rogers Center complied this tool based on materials in the Fred Rogers Archive.

To learn more visit: Support for Helpers during Coronavirus

Using Sesame Street in Communities Resource for Health Emergencies

Join Sesame Workshop and Brazelton Touchpoints Center on April 1, 2020 for a 60-minute conversation about how to use Sesame Street videos, games, and other assets so families can feel healthy, find comfort, and learn playfully at home!

About

Sesame Workshop and the Brazelton Touchpoints Center are partnering to share helpful online resources to stay informed, engaged, and responsive to the needs of children and families in your neighborhood through health emergencies. As a result of COVID-19, families around the world are needing to adjust, adapt, and keep each other safe. In response, Sesame Workshop is launching the Caring for Each Other initiative—a long-term commitment to supporting families for the duration of this crisis.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.

Better Questions for Children and Technology in 2020

In a recent article on EdSurge, Chip Donohue, Founding Director of the Technology in Early Childhood Center at Erikson Institute and Senior Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center, shares his key takeaways about the most powerful ideas and practices when using technologies with young children.  Additionally, Donohue shares advice for teachers and stresses “relationships matter most.”

“Technology-mediated family engagement and nudges work.  Use tools to enhance family engagement and relationships,  help families keep in touch at a distance and strengthen parent-child interaction.”

To learn more visit:  Beyond Screen Time: Better Questions for Children and Technology in 2020.