Learning on the Street…

 

… Sesame Street, that is!

While most of you know that I try to advocate against all the commercialism directed at our kids, that is one show that I will happily plaster on my girls, let them buy the toys, play the songs, and stare at on TV. I grew up watching Sesame Street, back in the day when Bob and Maria were rockin’ the 80’s clothes, lol. I have fond memories of sitting in my Grandpa’s Lazy Boy with a comforter covering my lap, sipping V-8, and singing along with Cookie Monster and the Count. I learned how to speak Spanish thanks to Sesame Street- in fact, I am pretty sure most of my Kindergarten curriculum was taught by that show!

Now, my youngest baby is as enthralled as I was (and still am!). She totes around Grover, while wearing a Cookie Monster backpack, and bops to Elmo’s Song. And I dance with her. The other girls love seeing actors that they know on the show, learn new words thanks to Murray, and we all love seeing our favorite character’s segment. I am pretty sure if I was a character I would be Rosita, lol.  We love that the show has people of every shade and ability, and they don’t make a big fuss out of anyone’s disability or difference. The characters and people don’t care if you can see, if you are funny looking, they love you just how you are. I believe the show has always advocated for universal acceptance and that is something I am down with.

I love that Sesame Street is still making news, like the story about the push for Bert & Ernie to finally come out of the closet or about Elmo’s song with Katie Perry. I am sure that keeping up with modern times and letting the characters evolve is a challenging job at times! Gabby love “The Word on the Stree” and AJ’s favorite part is Abby’s Flying Fairy School. Me, I am a fan of the old school clips from the 70’s and 80’s.

If you are feeling really nostalgic, you can listen on YouTube to a Sesame Street playlist that has songs by Adam Sandler and more!! Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? =)

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