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Sesame Street

Telling the Truth

Use dolls or stuffed animals to role play a scenario where one character has to wait before he can have a treat.

Materials

  • Two dolls or stuffed animals

Directions

  1. Have a conversation with your child about what happened in the episode, talking about what happened to Baby Bear’s shirt, what he tried to do to fix it, and what happened at the end.
  2. Ask your child what he would have done in the same situation.
  3. Use the dolls or stuffed animals to act out the story and show how he would handle the situation.
  4. Talk together about different ways to resolve the problem and why it was important for Baby Bear to tell the truth.

Talk About It

Talk together about a time when it was hard to tell the truth and why. Discuss how telling the truth can be hard, but makes you feel better and helps solve the problem.

Take It Further

Use dolls or stuffed animals to role play other Sesame Street stories and come up with your own problem solving strategies. You can act out the same story multiple times and handle the problem in different ways.

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