Sesame Street Tackles Divorce

More than a million children have parents who divorce or separate each year.  Many of these children are pre-schoolers.  Yet resources for pre-schoolers with divorced or separated parents are hard to find.

“Big Feelings” is a 13 minute video produced by Sesame Street that will be available on the Internet.  When Abby, a fairy-in-training, draws pictures of homes with her friends, Elmo and Rosita are surprised to see that Abby has drawn two homes.  “This one is where I live with my mommy,” says Abby, “and this one is where I live with my daddy.”

This is part of a multimedia kit called Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce.  The kit includes a storybook called Two Day Hug, a guide for parents and an app.