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    Fire Watch: Sesame Street’s Push to Help Military Families Rattled by the Pandemic

    Fire Watch: Sesame Street’s Push to Help Military Families Rattled by the Pandemic

    In 2019, when Gen. Milley marched his boots on Sesame Street, it was in April, the Month of the Child. What Gen. Milley, Elmo and the rest of the world did not know at the time was that in less than a year, the world would change.

    The experts and researcher behind the family-friendly fun on Sesame Street realized that kids were particularly affected by some of the consequences of the virus: two years of online schooling, oscillating class schedules, a scary illness that may have hurt them or their family, frightening images flashing across TV screens of people in hospitals beds…and of course isolation from playmates, friends and family.

     

    And within that group, a distinct and important pocket of Americans exists: military families, who already face an ever-changing homelife with regular – and often disruptive – moves, deployments with time away from mom or dad, schools, new friends.

    The effects of the pandemic compounded those stressors that exist in military family life, especially for kids. And the Muppets of Sesame Street – who have brought joy and hope and education to children for decades – are here…and looking to help.

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    • Drew F. Lawrence interviews Rocío Galarza, Vice President of US Social Impact at Sesame Workshop about the muppets' new resources to help military families through the lingering effects of the -19 pandemic.
    • Co-host Rebecca Kheel and Navy reporter Konstantin…

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