Your Kids Can Learn Mindfulness Techniques Thanks to These Sesame Street Animated Shorts

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Sesame Street and Headspace are teaming up to bring your kids six animated shorts to help them "learn the fundamentals of mindfulness, meditation and social and emotional learning." The biweekly series, "Monster Meditation," features beloved Sesame Street characters like Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Grover, as well as Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe (in animated form, of course!).

"We're so excited to be partnering with Sesame Street on the new animated shorts," Andy said in a press release. "Learning the fundamentals of mindfulness early in life is an incredibly valuable skill to foster, especially at a time like this, when children and families may be experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety. It not only provides children with a greater sense of calm and clarity, but also helps cultivate the qualities of compassion, creativity, and kindness. In knowing that thoughts and emotions do not have to rule their lives, children can grow up empowered, comfortable with who they are, and free to explore their limitless potential."

See the first "Monster Meditation" video above, in which Andy helps Cookie Monster to be mindful while he waits for his cookie to bake, and catch the rest when they air on the Sesame Street YouTube channel!