I wanted to post this yesterday, too, but couldn't.
Officials Hope Muppets Can Help Children Deal With Terrorism
The Muppets have more to offer than lessons on numbers, letters and shapes -- now they're teaching children about fear, violence and war.
The nonprofit group behind "Sesame Street" announced plans Wednesday to distribute 75,000 copies of a video called "You Can Ask!" that encourages children to ask their parents when they are confused about feelings.
The video, paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is aimed at helping children cope with repeated media images of the Sept. 11 terror attacks and other violence in the world.
In a segment on fear, a New York City firefighter helps Elmo -- the bright-eyed, high-pitched red Muppet adored by children -- grow comfortable with returning to Hooper's Store after a fire there.
In a segment on loss, an adult helps Big Bird feel better after a stray turtle he had cared for suddenly leaves his nest. Two other scenes deal with bullying and accepting others' differences.
Violet at 1:17 PM