Sesame Street for Military Families Free App

Great news, Sesame Street for Military Families and the Muppet family such as Elmo, Bird Bird and Grover have released a free app for the iPhone (ios) and Android.  The app is available in both English and Spanish.

Subjects Covered:

  • Deployments
  • Homecomings
  • Self-Expression
  • Injuries
  • Grief

Features include:

  • Articles
  • Parent guides
  • Storybooks
  • Videos
  • And much more to help support pre-school and elementary aged children manage transitions that many military families experience.

Some of the videos and articles include Elmo explaining what he does when his dad is back from active-duty, military parents talking about their experiences during deployments and Rosita explaining why her dad is in a wheelchair.

It is highly recommends that a parent or guardian previews the materials before co-viewing with the children.

Since 2005, the Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit organization, has partnered with the Department of Defense and Military One Source.  The partnership seeks to help parents and children overcome communication obstacles designed for parents to share with their young children.  Topics include homecomings, injuries, grief, self-expression and deployments.

 

For more information you can also visit the Military Families Near and Far website or the Sesame Street for Military Families Facebook page.

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