The many muppet friends of Sesame Street have been teaching kids lessons on individuality and self-worth through Sesame Workshop’s Coming Together initiative for a while now with YouTube episodes including “Word of the Day,” “Let’s All Be Friends,” and a collaboration with Hi-Ho Kid’s series Kids Meet.
Now, Sesame Workshop is expanding the Coming Together initiative even further with a YouTube series called Tamir on the Street. The series follows 8-year-old puppet Tamir as he hosts four YouTube episodes in which he meets neighbors and friends on the streets to ask them questions about self-worth, social awareness, empathy, family traditions, and history. The content will help provide parents with insights to questions kids might have about race, ethnicity, and culture.
In the first episode of the series, Tamir asks Sesame Street friends Cookie Monster, Ji-Young, and Charlie, “What does it mean to believe in yourself?” Each character tells Tamir different ways they build confidence in themselves and overcome challenges while accomplishing each of their goals in unique ways. Other questions featured in later episodes include “What are our friends’ family traditions?” and “How can we be a good friend?”
The first episode of Tamir on the Street is available to watch on the Sesame Street YouTube channel with future episodes to be released monthly.