Do you need a little help sending your kiddos off to dreamland? Sesame Workshop and Headspace have teamed up for a new podcast project to help little ones relax during their bedtime routines. Goodnight, World! will launch on Jun. 13, 2021, followed by 11 episodes launching every Sunday through Aug. 29.
Each episode includes a wind-down story read by one of your favorite friends from Sesame Street, a “sleep journey” led by one of Headspace’s sleepcast readers and a soothing soundscape of music and relaxing sounds. Before you know it, your kids will be dreaming of Big Bird’s nest and Abby Cadabby’s fairy garden.
“Maintaining healthy routines helps young children understand their world and feel secure — especially this year when we’ve all experienced so much upheaval and disruption,” said Gabriela Arenas, Sesame Workshop’s Vice President of Licensing, North America. “Even beyond bedtime and naptime, mindfulness is a powerful tool to help kids calm their bodies and regulate their emotions, skills that set them up for success in school and in life. We’re thrilled to work with Headspace to make the practice accessible to families everywhere!”
Headspace and Sesame Workshop are also working with Random House Children’s Books to adapt the Sesame Street Monster Meditation series of animated shorts into a six-volume series of board books for children ages 2-5. The series launches with Sesame Street Monster Meditation: Being Patient with Cookie Monster on Jun. 29, 2021, and continues with Sesame Street Monster Meditation: Getting Ready for Bed with Elmo on Sept. 28, 2021. More books are planned for 2022.