Amanda really enjoyed Sesame Street when she was a tyke. I remember when my dad and I were counting up her spoken words when he visited one time (I think she was about 18 months old), and almost every Sesame Street character was in her list. Kyle was never as interested, but here lately (he just turned four), I can sometimes convince him to watch. This season’s focus is on math literacy, and since he loves numbers (in addition to books), perhaps that would catch his interest?
I’m stretching the category a bit here, but since Sesame Street is all about early literacy, I thought I’d pass on some information I received about the new (39th!) season of Sesame Street.
One thing that I like as a parent (although I think it’s probably unnecessary for the children) is how they try to combine parents’ and children’s interests to create a television viewing experience that the whole family can enjoy together. For example, check out the guest stars who will appear in the first couple months of the new season:
- Jack Black (8.11)
- Feist (8.11)
- Neil Patrick Harris (8.12)
- Heidi Klum (8.14)
- Jenny Mcarthy (8.15)
- Will Arnett (8.18)
- Jason Taylor (8.20)
- David Beckham (8.22)
- LL Cool J (9.22)
- Chandra Wilson (9.30)
They also continue to draw from popular culture with some all-new features “Are you smarter than an egg layer?” “Preschool Musical,” and “30 Rocks.”
One thing that I do know that Kyle will love is the brand new website complete with games, video, and activites.
Do you and/or your kids love Sesame Street?