Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce The beloved Sesame Street Muppets provide families and young children ages 2 to 8 with critically needed resources, to help reassure children that they will be cared for, and that, together with their families, they can learn ways to cope with the stress and changes associated with divorce or separation and have hope for the future. This research-based initiative offers tools to help young children cope with and understand divorce at an age-appropriate level and aid families in managing the impact of this tough transition.
Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges: Resilience This bilingual family guide introduces the skills and strategies that young children, ages 2 to 5, need to build resilience and persevere through day-to-day challenges. Topics include beating the bedtime blues, trying new things, making new friends, and significant transitions and situations, such as mean or aggressive behavior, sibling rivalry or relocation. The guide contains tips and strategies and includes a Sesame Street DVD featuring a Muppet story and music videos with real children and families.
Sesame Street’s Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes This bilingual multimedia outreach program is designed to support military families with children between the ages of 2 and 5 as they cope with the feelings, challenges and concerns experienced during different phases of deployment.
Sesame Street’s When Families Grieve This resource kit features Elmo and other Sesame Street Muppets and courageous stories of families who have experienced the death of a parent. The bilingual (English and Spanish) kit includes a DVD, children’s storybook and guide for parents and caregivers.
Sesame Street for Military Families: Transition This set of resources, such as videos and an eNewsletter, helps families with little ones ages 2 to 5 smoothly make the transition from military to civilian life.
Get your copy of these free resources designed with input from transitioning service members and their families. And check out other resources for military families available through Sesame Workshop.