Watch Elmo join Priscilla Chan to promote a new literacy program



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Sometimes, even Elmo needs to be reminded that it’s OK to fail. 

In the video above, Elmo attends a classroom in which a teacher uses blocks to demonstrate how an engineer might build a bridge. Elmo tries to help but the bridge collapses. He is discouraged but the teacher and a student comfort him, saying he can still be an engineer even if he doesn’t get it right at first.

The video was released to promote a new literacy curriculum for children ages 3 to 5 that “will integrate social emotional learning into early childhood literacy lessons,” according to a press release. The curriculum is a partnership between Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which utilizes technology to encourage global progress and which Chan co-founded with husband Mark Zuckerberg, and The Primary School, a California school Chan also co-founded. Read more…

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