For the second time in 20 years, Sesame Street tackles the tough topic of divorce. The first effort, in 1992, was never aired due to the segment not passing the viewing test. However, now the children’s iconic show has distributed a new divorce segment. This week, Sesame Workshop will debut the 13-minute segment online — part of a massive multimedia kit called Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce, which includes a storybook (Two Hug Day), a guide for parents and an app.
With over 40% of marriages ending in divorce, and many happening in families of preschoolers, the show may be giving children and their parents tools to help deal with this emotional and confusing topic.