Sesame Workshop Brings Holiday Activities to Special Needs Kids

Noggins “Pinky Dinky Doo” Character Makes Special Appearance at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children

In a heartfelt act of giving back, employees of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization, volunteered their time to spread a little joy to some of New York areas most seriously ill and injured children; St. Mary’s kids

On Thursday, December 18th, as part of a special visit from Sesame Reads, a volunteer literacy reading group created by Sesame Workshop to give back to the community and children throughout the tri-state area, St. Mary’s kids were treated to arts & crafts projects, coloring sheets featuring Pinky Dinky Doo drawn by her creator, Jim Jinkins, Sesame street read-aloud sessions, dancing and singing featuring muppets, and Sesame Street videos.

Many of the volunteers spent their time reading to and interacting with St. Mary’s infants and toddlers, which families deeply appreciated.

After loads of entertainment, creating illustrations, and watching muppet shows, the kids sat quietly and watched Pinky Dinky Doo’s video on screen.

Then, St. Mary’s kids exploded with excitement and roared with laughter when the real life Pinky Dinky Doo walked into the room, ready to give hugs and kisses. The purple character walked around meeting and greeting each child individually, taking pictures and sparking laughter.

It was a day to remember for St. Mary’s kids and their families, and Sesame Workshop staff were honored to hang out with some of the most extraordinary and courageous kids battling complex medical conditions.