Military Family Resources

Public Media Resources for Military Families:

Daniel Tiger's Parent AppLife's Little Lessons

is a collection of fun and flexible resources designed for early childhood caregivers, based on the hit PBS KIDS show, DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD. Using Fred Rogers' landmark social-emotional learning curriculum and a series of catchy "strategy songs," the show – and this digital resource – helps young children manage emotions and develop key social and emotional skills while exploring, growing, singing and creating with Daniel Tiger and his pre-school friends. Topics & activities are also useful to families. Learn more:

Topics Include:

Daniel Tiger's App for Parents & Young Children:

Grr-ific News! This App is FREE and gives parents and children the opportunity to learn together about feelings, self-control, responsibility, kindness, transitions and more -- at home or on the go, using songs and videos to help. Available in English & en Espanol.

Sesame Street for Military Families

Sesame Street for Military Families

Created specifically to help parents and caregivers face the challenges of deployments, homecomings, changes, and grief and communicate with tools, media and activities for young children. This resource may also be useful to teachers helping their young students to adjust. 

Additional Sesame Military Families Toolkits:
When Families Grieve (Co-Viewing) En espanol

Sesame Street for Military Families Transitions

Sesame Street for Military Families: Veterans & Transitions:

 Transitions are new adventure…and all adventure stories have a hero. They also have ups and downs. But with the help of caring adults, your little hero can find the strength to "go with the flow"—and have fun along the way. Download free videos from I-Tunes

Talking About It Activities
We're a Family Activities

Staying Strong:

New Faces, New Places:

Sesame Street Family

Celebrate Veteran Families:

My Story, My Big AdventureMy Story, My Big Adventure: Life — and the changes it brings — can certainly be an adventure. Sometimes it feels like a story that’s constantly unfolding — some chapters are exciting, some more difficult. This activity book is designed to help your child as she navigates the latest change in your life as a family. Life is an adventure, and your child is the hero at the center of his story







Great FREE Mobile Apps for Military Families:

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This app helps your child learn Sesame’s Breathe, Think, Do strategy for problem solving.


For Older Students & Kids

Note: Please preview all media  for age appropriateness before using it with children. See grade level recommendations on media listings and cautionary notes for guidance.

Newshour Extra

Military Families from PBS NewsHour Extra Students Reporting Lab  for Grades 7-12: Students reflect on their experience as children in a military family.