Divorce: Free Toolkits from Sesame Street Help Parents Help Kids

April 18, 2016 by Melissa Rutkoske

Little Children, Big Challenges

Most parents know Elmo and Cookie Monster, but did you know that Sesame Street offers free resources to help young children through divorce? A toolkit called Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce provides tools to help youngsters aged 2-8 cope with and understand divorce at an age-appropriate level.

The kit also contains tools for caregivers including parents, grandparents and extended family members. The purposes of the toolkit are to aid families in communicating and expressing feelings around divorce, to reassure children that they will be cared for and that they and their families can learn ways to adjust to their new life and have hope for the future.

Each kit includes:

  • Sesame Street DVD featuring a Muppet story, live-action films showcasing real children and families, and an animated segment
  • Guide for parents and caregivers
  • Children’s storybook

There’s also a smartphone and tablet app for adults: Sesame Street: Divorce.

Toolkits are available from Lazar & Schwartz. You do not need to be a client of the firm to request one. You can preview the toolkit here.