Updated: Feb 5
In april 2020, Sesame Street and Headspace teamed up to create “Monster Meditations”, six animated, short video clips to help children learn the fundamentals of mindfulness, meditation and social and emotional learning. The clips take roughly three minutes in length. They will feature the beloved Sesame Street Muppets having feelings of frustration, impatience, being overwhelmed, nervousness, disappointment, and excitement. Each monster will then learn various breathing and sensory activities and other mindfulness techniques to better manage relatable, everyday scenarios.
This not only provides children with a greater sense of calm and clarity, but also helps cultivate the qualities of compassion, creativity, and kindness. This is of course super important, with today’s unprecedented uncertainty. Children may be experiencing a range of big emotions like anger, frustration, disappointment, and nervousness. Headspace additionally offers exercises for kids and their parents, to teach them the basics of mindfulness. Kids can practice breathing exercises, visualizations and even try some focus-based meditation.
Sometimes you can really make a small difference with a potential lifelong, big impact.