Season 40

Original Air Date:
January 19, 2010

Brought to you By:
X and 13

Educational Goal:
Social and Emotional Development

Word on the street: Bones 
Bones are underneath the skin and help support the whole body.

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Episode Summary

Big Bird is roller skating, when…crash! He's injured his wing. Chris takes Big Bird to Dr. Berger, who carefully examines his wing and explains to Big Bird that while his wing isn't broken, it is sprained. Dr. Berger gently puts a sling on Big Bird's arm and explains he has to rest for a few days.

When Chris and Big Bird return, Big Bird's bummed out because there's nothing for him to do. He can't join Elmo and Zoe as they play with a beach ball, so they sing about the things Big Bird can do with an injured wing: sing songs, draw pictures, and drink birdseed milkshakes. And… spend time with good friends!

Watching this episode together is a great opportunity to discuss things your child can do when he is stuck in one place, hurt, or not feeling well.

Also in This Episode

Special Guest Stars: Matthew Fox explains to Elmo what bones are and displays a "funny bone," Cassandra Wilson sings "Reach Your Hand Up High," and Lorena and Lorna Feijóo perform their version of the Lamberena dance. Plus, in Abby's Flying Fairy School, Abby's class is growing plants, with magical results, and in Murray Has a Little Lamb, Murray and Ovejita go to the Science and Nature program at the American Museum of Natural History. Finally, Elmo's World is all about hands.