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Sesame Street is taking live shows like this one, featuring the muppet Katie, a military kid who is sad about an upcoming move, to military bases around the country. (Julia Botero/NCPR)
Sesame Street is taking live shows like this one, featuring the muppet Katie, a military kid who is sad about an upcoming move, to military bases around the country. (Julia Botero/NCPR)
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Families in the military move a lot. On average, a military child will change schools six to nine times by the time they’re 18. Making new friends and leaving old ones is hard on kids.

Enter Sesame Street.

Elmo, Cookie Monster and friends are traveling to military bases across the country to help young kids cope with so many moves. Julia Botero (@jbott661) from Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio reports from Fort Drum in upstate New York.

This segment aired on November 23, 2016.

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