‘My Dad Is in Jail’: Sesame Street Teaches Kids About America’s Incarceration Epidemic - Hit & Run : Reason.com
“My Dad is in jail”: Sesame Street Teaches Kids About America’s Incarceration Epidemic
Mike Riggs|Jun. 10, 2013 3:58 pm
Nearly seven million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.; more than two million of them are in a jail or prison. If you want to know what those numbers mean for the American family, consider this: The makers of Sesame Street decided to design and release an educational kit titled “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration.”
The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It can bring about big changes and transitions. In simple everyday ways, you can comfort your child and guide her through these tough moments. With your love and support she can get through anything that comes her way. Here are some tools to help you with the changes your child is going through.
Sunny days, chasing the clouds away. Thanks, Sesame Street.
Sesame Street Link if you are interested in learning about the resources.