Sitting in Killeen's airport, but wanted to post a big thank you to the spouses of Ft. Hood for their hospitality, openness and presence at our forum! So glad I made it to Texas--rather than Wichita!
During the event, Reader Cindi posted a question regarding resources for military children dealing with deployment.
Many resources on- and off-line are cropping up for our kids.
When searching for books, I like to look at Amazon.com so I can check out excerpts, reviews and the artwork prior to purchasing. Sometimes I purchase from Amazon, other times not. It is a great pre-buying resource.
In searching for books for kids whose parent(s) are deployed, these results popped up.
This public library's website also had a very comprehensive list you may want to read. This list led me to United Through Reading which offers resources and ideas on keeping the family connected through reading. At 6 and 9, Cindi's children may really enjoy that. I will caution that we made a Daddy reading bedtime story video for our youngest, but at 1 she was frustrated that Daddy wouldn't answer her when she tried to talk to him reading the stories.
Some websites you may want to check out include:
I would love to see comments posted sharing websites and off-line resources for kids of various ages. One thing to keep in mind...just because Cindi's kids are experiencing a Navy deployment doesn't mean your child's Army deployment resources aren't applicable. I think we ALL know that absence for a kid is absence, plain and simple. Knowing that others are experiencing it will help and there are growing lists of resources to help.
Let's add to that list here!