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Sesame Workshop Talk, Listen, Connect series focuses on military families

September 20, 2013

Sesame Workshop has done it again with another top quality product in their Talk, Listen, Connect Toolkit for Military Families. Read the description of the toolkit in the description below and learn more on their website.

  • Arming military families with love, laughter, and practical tools for deployment
    Nearly 800,000 preschoolers are separated from a parent serving in the U.S. military.

    When we think of war and deployment, we rarely think of the youngest members of our military families. They often have a difficult time understanding why Mom or Dad needs to leave home, or how things might be different upon their return.

    For these children and their families, Sesame Street provides much-needed support and practical education with Talk, Listen, Connect, a multiphase outreach initiative to help kids through deployments, combat-related injuries, and the death of a loved one. Videos, storybooks, and workbooks especially created for this program guide families through such tough transitions by showing how real families — as well as furry monsters — deal with similar circumstances.

    In the first installment of Talk, Listen, Connect, families learn about ways to be together, even when they’re apart. When Elmo’s dad, Louie, is deployed, he creates a new bedtime ritual: No matter where they are, the family will say good night to the same moon.

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