August 3, 2011

Children, Learning about Death.

Storyboards of a deleted scene from Bambi (1942), in which the death of his mother is shown. This was deemed too dark for a children’s film and was cut.” (i.redd.it)

Big Bird learns about Death. {Calvin & Hobbes}

Thanks, Sesame Street.

A wonderful example of how to teach children about life, and death, straightforwardly, with respect and feeling.


The actor who played Mr. Hooper on Sesame Street, Will Lee, died. The Sesame Street people decided to let the character die too, and used it as an opportunity to teach children about death.

This clip demonstrates how to treat death in an honest and helpful way better than any evasive or euphemistic gibberish I’ve heard from allegedly mature people.



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