Sesame Street Workshop - deployment resources
This US website hosts the very popular Sesame Street resources developed for US Services personnel and their families. All the kids’ favourite characters are there and can be viewed online. Clips for children’s viewing are supported by material with advice and comments from Service members and their families.
Supporting Children Young People and their Families During Periods of Deployment – A Guide for Parents and Carers (Service Children’s Education, MOD UK) [pdf file - 7.4 Mb]
This is a useful guide from the UK, full of practical ideas gathered from both the experiences of Service families and advice from professionals, such as psychologists and educators. Most of the information is relevant to the NZ deployment experience.
Deployment Kids – kids deployment website
This US website has some fun activities and resources for children of deployed personnel. Some resources use US flags etc which would need to be amended for NZ use. Likewise some of the information is not relevant to NZ.
Zero to Three – Resources for use with 0 to 3 year old children
This US site has some resources relevant to military families with young children including a free videos and brochures about deployment and families.
Long Distance Couples
This US site has many useful ideas and resources that long distance partners might like to use to help maintain their relationship while separated by deployment.
Moms over Miles – A website for long distance mothers
This US site has many useful ideas and resources that long distance parents might like to use with their children. .
Dads at a Distance – A Website for long distance fathers.
This US site provides lots of ideas and resources that long distance parents might like to use with their children.
Grandparenting at a Distance – A website for long distance Grandparents
This US site has some good ideas and resources for those Grandparents who, while separated from their Grandchildren, may want to play a more supportive role while a parent is away on deployment.