Jarrod Fairclough – Back in 2013 Sesame Street started their ‘Sesame Street in Communities’ program, a bunch of specially made segments based around some of the issues that children can face in their lives. They’ve covered grief, incarceration, homelessness, and just earlier this year they introduced Karli, a Muppet who was in foster care.
Karli has returned in a new series of videos, this time revealing her mothers issues with addiction, the news of which has caused a bit of confusion. People seem to assume children flicking the television on will be bombarded with information about drugs and alcohol. This isn’t the case at all – if you want to see these videos, they need to be sourced via the Sesame Street in Communities website, or via this YouTube link.
That said, this is a pretty important topic, with millions of people around the world affected every day. So we thought we’d share just a few of the videos starring Karli, the rest of which can be found at the links in the last paragraph.