Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Children’s Program Review: Sesame Street

by M. J. Joachim


You simply can’t go wrong with a classic! I had so much fun watching Sesame Street and seeing all my favorite characters in their element, teaching kids letters, numbers, problem solving skills, social skills and more today!

Though the show has been updated for the current generation and society’s progress, it remains grounded in healthy, solid, respectful content worthy of its name and reputation. The writers still exhibit a delightful sense of humor, while the live actors continue to easily interact with the puppets in various scenarios.

It’s such a pleasure to know that Sesame Street remains on the Public Television channel, and is available for everyone without reservation. You can also find Sesame Street on YouTube and at sesamestreet.org.

That’s the thing about today’s computer age, children’s programming is easily available from any number of sources. The shows I watched yesterday were on Netflix, even though some of them haven’t aired in years and are no longer current. Many of the programs, like Sesame Street, have interactive learning sites to reinforce their message and market their products. This can be a good thing if we are providing kids with the right message. However, it can also be a negative thing, if we’re less than diligent about what we as a society approve for our children’s exposure.

Sesame Street has remained true for 45 years since it debuted on November 10, 1969. It’s a wonderful show to share with children, which is undoubtedly one of the reasons it’s still on the air and still receiving so many positive reviews.

Now I know most of you have seen or heard of Sesame Street over the years. Please share a comment and let me know how you feel about this classic show and its ability to continue to thrive. How do you feel about children’s programming being available on computers and smart t.v.’s? Do you think the computer age has made it easier or harder on parents, with so many things to consider and monitor for their children’s exposure?

Thanks so much for visiting me today. It always makes me smile when you stop by,

M. J.

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