Free Resources for Military Families
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As a military family with over 20 moves in our rearview mirror and who knows how many more ahead of us, we’re familiar with some of the unique challenges that military families face. I’m thrilled to be able to share some free resources for military families from Sesame Workshop that will help you if you’re part of a military family or a family facing similar challenges.
Sesame Workshop recognizes that military families and children face unique issues and challenges. To help military families raise children who are not only smarter and kinder, but stronger, too, they’ve created free resources that are available at FamiliesNearAndFar.org. The resources include the beloved and trusted Sesame Street characters sharing information and tips in the familiar Sesame Street style.
The Little Children, Big Challenges resource kit helps children overcome everyday challenges, including relocation, to become more resilient.
The Big Moving Adventure App helps make moving fun by allowing children to create their own Muppet friend to help them through the relocation process. You can download the app for free and it’s available for Android, Apple and Kindle products.
There’s a kit specifically for families facing the death of a parent. The kit, When Families Grieve, includes an informational pamphlet for the caregiver, a DVD and a book that you can share with your child. The book, Something Small, features Elmo and Jesse’s mom helping Jesse deal with the loss of her father.
These resources are available in both English and Spanish and you can find them at FamiliesNearAndFar.org. You can also find more military-specific content on Facebook.
Please take a moment to share these links with friends and families that may benefit from some loving support.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.
Hi Susan – Thank you for sharing this and kudos to Sesame Workshop for their support to our great nation’s military. These families deserve the world for their service. Hugs, Holly
I am so glad to see that there are organizations that recognize the issues that Military families face. I have always loved Sesame Street and now I love them even more!