Sesame Street in Communities

April 2024 | Issue No. 31

What’s the Word, Big Bird?

Oral Health

Learning to take care of our teeth is an important part of learning to keep our whole bodies healthy. Children need support to start a new routine to take care of their teeth. You can help families understand that children’s oral health is more than just brushing, and that eating healthy foods and going to the dentist regularly are also important. This month, Sesame Street in Communities is sharing resources to help children find ways to build healthy smiles for life.

Featured Resources

Explore Sesame Workshop resources related to this month’s topic, oral health.

Dentist Visits
Visiting the dentist can be a new experience for young children. Try the tips in this article to talk to children about what happens during a dental visit.


Photo of Elmo.

More Than Strong Smiles: Why Oral Health Matters
Oral health is very important to children’s well-being. Watch this webinar to learn how you can work with families to help build good habits and healthy smiles.

Tooth-friendly Foods with Elmo and Abby
Eating certain foods can help oral health and overall health. Watch this video with children and talk about the foods they can choose to keep their teeth healthy and strong.

What's New

Check out the latest resource from Sesame Workshop to support children and families in your program.

Eating Well
Fresh, healthy foods help build strong bodies, minds, and smiles. Check out this page for more resources on helping families find the best food for their children’s bodies.

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