Don’t be surprised if you hear the Sesame Street puppets break into a chorus of, “You’re in the Army now, Mr. Elmo!”
Sesame Workshop and the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology announced Friday the launch of a website designed for military families that features many of show’s familiar characters. The site is mobile friendly and can be easily accessed from cell phones and tablets.
The Sesame Street for Military Families website is intended to help preschool military children cope with the challenges of military life, such the deployment or injury of a parent and moving to a new home and school.
The website includes resources, ideas and creative tools to improve parent-child communication.
“There are day-to-day challenges related to transitions common to military life,” said Dr. Kelly Blasko, a psychologist and program lead at the telehealth center, in a news release. “Busy military parents can use their smartphones during those small pockets of free time to access resources and expert advice to help them feel more confident about having conversations with their children.”