Talking to Children About Incarceration

Sesame Street Incarceration App


Download & Details

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The Sesame Street: Incarceration app [free] provides parents and caregivers with tools to help children ages 3-8 cope with the many transitions related to a parent’s incarceration.


  • Tip Books providing parents and caregivers with age-appropriate language to talk honestly with children (3–8) as well as strategies to help children cope with a parent’s incarceration
  • Videos featuring real families and Sesame Street Muppets
  • An interactive storybook and photo activity for caregivers to use with children
  • Suggestions for additional support and educational resources


We recommend you use the tools and watch the videos before sharing them with your children so that you can choose what is most relevant and helpful for your family.

About Us

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind the award-winning television show, Sesame Street. Our mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere reach their highest potential.

Resources in this app are part of Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration initiative. You can access additional project materials online, at

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