Sesame Street has introduced a very special character to their show and viewers are going to adore her.
They have welcomed their first character in foster care named Karli. Viewers will also meet her ‘for-now' parents, Clem and Dalia.
The three characters are set to appear in a series of videos online as part of an initiative that offers support to foster children, foster parents and providers who serve foster families.
Jeannette Batancourt of Sesame Workshop stated: “We want foster parents and providers to hear that what they do matters — they have the enormous job of building and rebuilding family structures and children’s sense of safety
“By giving the adults in children’s lives the tools they need — with help from the ‘Sesame Street’ Muppets — we can help both grown-ups and children feel seen and heard and give them a sense of hope for the future.”
Last year, the show introduced a character in homelessness. In a bid to teach children about homelessness, they welcomed a character named Lily.
Meet Karli, a young Muppet in foster care. We have created an initiative to support foster families and the providers they work with. Explore the new page for strategies to help children in crisis grow and thrive: https://t.co/PTnn8a6TYU #SesameCommunity pic.twitter.com/RqVIWaaXCc— Sesame Street in Communities (@SesameCommunity) May 20, 2019
The seven-year-old muppet and her family come to stay with friends when they lose their apartment.
The Sesame Street in Communities programme is doing some incredibly moving work that is bound to make a difference.