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Esme & Roy: Holiday Spirit/Snow Worries

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Mindful monster cuteness, fun in winter-themed special.

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This comforting and cheery winter holiday special is just the thing to celebrate the season with little viewers. This full-of-fun offering from Sesame Workshop, Esme & Roy: Holiday Spirit/Snow Worries, distinguishes itself with the high kid-appeal mindful behaviors it shares. The simple behaviors Esme teaches her monster charges are a great jumping off point for families to teach and practice any manner of self-calming techniques, which certainly do come in handy during busy and sometimes stressful holiday preparations. The animation is full of bright colors, soft edges, and glowing details, and the winter theme amps up the soft and cozy feel. Positive modeling of teamwork and problem-solving -- paired with super relatable scenarios that create intense feelings -- make this a show that just gets little kids. Make some hot cocoa, pull up a blanket, and settle in for a short holiday break with Esme, Roy, and your little monster.

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