Sesame Street Introduces A New Muppet

Yet again “Sesame Street” demonstrates why it is one of the greatest children shows of all time. Meet Karli, the newest muppet on the block. Karli is a muppet in foster care, her whole goal is to educate children on the existence of the foster care system.

“Sesame Street” has never been a show to shy away from teaching kids anything. Bringing up topics such as: death of a loved one, homelessness, diets, diseases, and many more. The whole point of the show, for as long as it has been on, is to educate the younger viewers on the world and how it works, while also keeping their innocence and doing it in a fun but emotional way.

So enter Karli, a young muppet in the foster care system. Karli explains how her mother isn’t doing so well right now. She says her mother is “having a hard time” and that her foster parents are there to “keep her safe until her mommy can take care of her again”. This opens an interesting dynamic that has been done before on the show but has always worked well. The dynamic works as such, Elmo who doesn’t know much about the situation poses questions the viewers may have to which the newer characters can answer to inform Elmo. This formula works very well with young viewers and children to help them understand the situation and the characters within it. Good on you “Sesame Street”.

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