There's A New Face On 'Sesame Street': Charlie, The Military Brat & Elmo's New Buddy
"International moves, relocations, and goodbyes to grandparents, friends, teachers, and more are tough for kids, but Sesame Street has welcomed a new character named Charlie, who's helping highlight some of the opportunities and challenges military children face.
'Military kids often feel apart from their civilian companions because they don’t feel like their lifestyle and experiences are understood by other kids," Dr. Kelly Blasko, the Defense Health Agency's Program Lead for Military Kids Connect and Sesame Street for Military Families tells Romper. "Representation on a popular television show provides the opportunity to bridge that gap and show civilian children just how much like them military children are. And just how much they can learn from military kids.' "
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