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The Sesame Street Story

Dec 16, 2007
For the past 38 years preschool children have been learning the cornerstones of education from an educational program called Sesame Street.

From the first time in was aired on November 10, 1969, it has been captivating children everywhere. It was first seen on the National Education Network, which was later changed to the Public Broadcasting Network.

Sesame Street was created by three individuals, Joan Ganz Cooney, Jon Stone, and Jim Henson. This internationally known children's program has been aired in at least 120 countries all over the world thanks to satellites.

In its beginning, it provided preschoolers with the basic educational tools that they would need when they started to kindergarten. It can be partially responsible for the beginnings of the preschool education programs that we have today.

It has been found that teaching children at an earlier age is very beneficial. They seem to be able to accept and retain knowledge a lot easier and earlier than previously thought. By the time a child reaches kindergarten today, they have already learned many of the things which years ago were only begun to be taught in kindergarten.

Sesame Street has to be given a certain amount of thanks for all the contributions it has made to the world of education. The lovable, memorable characters like Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, The Count, Oscar, and many more live on in the hearts of people that now have grown children of their own and even grandchildren who were brought up with these Sesame Street characters. It has moved into a third generation of teaching.

The main objective of the television show is to teach numbers, letters and their sounds, how to form words from letters, and simple addition and subtraction.

In addition to the beginner academic skills, the show also teaches things that will help children as they move into a society setting like school. They are taught about sharing, caring, being truthful, responsible and many more character building traits.

Sesame Street has been the recipient of over 100 Emmy awards since the beginning of the show. This is more Emmy's than has been ever awarded to any other kind of show.

Who would have ever thought that a huge yellow canary, a skinny green frog, and a nasty monster living in a garbage can, and a big blue cookie monster could inspire so much learning and become such a world wide phenomenon? Even if the show were to ever be cancelled, its reruns would probably live on to begin the academic educations of many preschoolers yet to come.
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