Sesame Street: The Importance of Early Childhood Education

By on May 22, 2013

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Young children are sponges for learning. From birth to age five, they’re making giant developmental strides, more than at any other time in life.

In this critical window, education is the key to unlocking their potential. Our goal is to surround kids with learning opportunities wherever they are. Young children who are given the right support and stimulation arrive at school excited to learn and ready to thrive—academically, emotionally and socially.  Sesame Street, a popular children’s program, has been at the forefront of childhood television for over forty years in the United States, and has made some of its popular characters – Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Big Bird – household names. However, more than a form of entertainment, Sesame Street serves as an educational tool. The show is famous for its catchy songs and clever plots embedded with educational messages, teaching children the alphabet, the importance of sharing, how to cope with grief, and countless other social messages, all while keeping children engaged. Sesame Street has provided children with a valuable supplement to preschool education.

Sesame Street’s positive impact on child development has ignited interest regarding its use in the developing world. The Sesame Workshop is a not-for-profit organization that offers early childhood education to countries with limited social infrastructure by producing local adaptations of Sesame Street programming. The Workshop uses an innovative social media approach to early childhood education by using television, books, radio, and live action plays to convey educational messages to children.  Catch out the video below.  What do you think about this?  Did you ever watch Sesame Street as a child?

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