Muppet relates to kids with jailed parents

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 6:29 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 19 at 6:41 AM

Sesame Street introduced Alex, a muppet whose father is in jail. He is part of Sesame Workshop's online toolkit aimed to help kids understand and cope with parental incarceration. It is used as a tool to talk about the subject with children.

One in 28 American children reportedly have a parent in prison. Muppets have been used to tackle issues like divorce, hunger, and military deployment.

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