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Esme & Roy

Esme and Roy are best friends — and the best monstersitters in Monsterdale! The new animated series from the makers of Sesame Street will bring little viewers along into a colorful world where even the littlest monsters can overcome big challenges together.

Monstersitters Esme and Roy use the power of play to help younger monsters through familiar situations, including trying new foods and feeling scared during loud thunderstorms. Little viewers will discover positive role models, and learn how to manage their emotions with simple mindfulness practices. Read More

Get to Know Your New Best Friends

Meet Esme and Roy

From Sesame Workshop, get to know the best pair in little monster care.

Meet Esme

Millie Davis, the actor behind Esme, discusses the monstersitter’s “goofy” personality.

Meet Roy

Patrick McKenna, the voice of “lovable goofball” Roy, explains how Esme and Roy learn from each other.

3 Mindfulness Strategies to Try
Glitter Jar

A glitter jar, which is a jar filled with colored water and glitter, is one of Esme and Roy’s favorite calm-down activities. You shake it up, and then watch the glitter fall to the bottom, and it calms you down.

Self Talk

Another strategy is self-talk. In one episode, a little monster gets frightened by the lightning, so he tells himself a mantra, “I am brave. I am brave. I am brave.”

Belly Breathing

The little monsters also practice belly breathing, where they put their hands on their bellies and take a deep breath in, and then hold it, and then take a breath out.

“Play is an effective way to problem-solve.”

— Kay Wilson Stallings

Sesame Workshop

Little Monsters Can Be Mindful

Discover how Esme and Roy handle the toughest monster meltdowns, and how your little ones can master their own emotions.

A Parents’ Guide to Esme & Roy

Let Sesame Workshop’s content chief, Kay Wilson Stallings, tell you what you need to know about the importance of play in their latest series.

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Get more fun activities on Sesame Workshop's official Esme & Roy website.


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