As part of their "Little Children, Big Challenges" project, the Sesame Street people have produced an excellent module for helping kids cope with having a parent in jail (available in English and Spanish). The module includes some really good videos, a downloadable storybook, activities, and tips for caregivers and providers. The materials are beautifully and sensitively made, and Sesame Street deserves praise for taking on such a difficult and important subject.
Though the incarceration of a loved one brings about many challenges, it also provides an opportunity to show your child how much you love and care for him. Your love and support are the most important things to help him cope with this difficult change. Here are some tools to help you navigate some of the transitions and challenges that a parent's incarceration can bring.
Big Challenges: Incarceration
(via Super Punch)
A little kid figures out how to break out of his self-imposed prison.
Marco Arturo’s brilliant 2-minute movie about the anti-vaccine movement starts with the 12-year-old promising to show all the evidence supporting the link between autism and vaccination, after which he holds up a succession of blank pages.
MONSTRUM founders Ole Barslund Nielsen and Christian Jensen create imaginative story-based playgrounds in their native Denmark and around the world. A few examples below:
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