Sesame Street is ready for season 5, which includes the introduction of a new character!
The series includes segments on tradition and culture. In an effort to continue to expand the range and reach of the show, Sesame Street's new character is Zari, Sesame Workshop’s first Afghan Muppet.
Zari, is 6-year-old girl who’s “curious and eager” and whose name means “shimmering.”
The series will highlight Zari in three formats: Zari Exercises, which encourages physical health and well being; Zari Says “Salaam,” which covers the greeting “asalaam alaikum” and Afghan national identity.
Catch the preview of the new character above!