If your kids are like ours and asking questions about 9/11, you’re looking for appropriate sources to help you explain it to them rather that some network keeps replaying plane crash video footage over and over again. That’s why year after year we turn to BrainPop and BrainPop Jr. to help us tackle this challenging topic.

We’ve always been impressed with how well BrainPop and BrainPop Jr. tackle difficult issues and September 11th is no exception. Just keep in mind that given the subject matter, we suggest definitely previewing it since you know your kids best. We love that they include conversation starters, even activity prompts, like writing a letter to a hero that they admire.

It’s such a wonderful way to empower kids to do something positive today, and remind us all that we have so much to be grateful for.

Visit BrainPop and BrainPop Jr. to watch their 9/11 video for kids.