Update: Elmo’s playdate was a huge success with millions of kids around the globe tuning in for all the virtual playdate fun.  It was like one big Sesame Street Zoom call {giggle}.  Check out how your kids can still play along now that it is available in multiple places listed below… It’s time for a playdate with Elmo! With social distancing still in place, it will have to be a virtual playdate, but everyone’s favorite Sesame Street character will be hosting his very own playdate. Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate will air on April 14th!
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The Sesame Street Playdate & photo courtesy of Sesame Street

Elmo’s Playdate Invitation

Sesame Workshop’s Caring for Each Other initiative is part of the process, working to try to help their youngest fans learn, grow, and understand more in this time of crisis. The solution? A virtual playdate with Elmo, of course. And you are invited!
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Let’s play along! Photo courtesy of Sesame Street

Sesame Street Playdate

Elmo will be joined by his friends Cookie Monster, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and more as they discover how they can still play together while maintaining social distancing. The special will be set up like a Zoom style call in order to help little ones see where this applies to their own situations. A Sesame Street Zoom call! Now that is cool.

Celebrity Playdate with Elmo

Celebrity guests include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anne Hathaway and Tracee Ellis Ross, for songs and games, while Elmo and friends will also celebrate every day heroes like doctors, nurses, and EMTs who are crucial during this time.
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You are invited! Invitation courtesy of Sesame Street on Instagram

Let’s Play with Elmo!

The creators behind Sesame Street: Elmo’s playdate share that they under isolation efforts are difficult for families, especially ones with children, and hope that the special can help provide laughter, joy and relief for these families.

Where Elmo’s Playdate is Available

Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms, as well as part of the HBO offering on HBO Max at the time of its launch.
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You’re invited to a virtual playdate with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and more! Join the Sesame Street gang and a few famous friends for an exciting TV special featuring songs, games, dance breaks, and more! Don’t miss this virtual hangout event airing April 14th at 7pm EST/ 6pm CST on @hbo, @tbsnetwork, @tntdrama, @cartoonnetworkofficial, @boomerangtoons, @trutv, and @pbskids. #CaringForEachOther

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