Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

November 8, 2017 | Teresa

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November 10th marks the 48th anniversary of Sesame Street's debut on public television. Created in 1969 to add educational value to children's television programming, Sesame Street continues to inspire and delight young viewers around the world.

Elmo and child
Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Archive

Over the years, the show has taught preschoolers some very important lessons. Besides its central focus on the development of a child's early literacy and numeracy skills, Sesame Street has focused on other pertinent issues like sharing, temper tantrums, healthy habits and so much more. More recently, the show has evolved, tackling issues such as money and finance, autism and divorce.

Not surprisingly, there are plenty of benefits for fans of the show. According to a recent study, watching Sesame Street has a positive impact on a child's academic success. With its emphasis on free education for all, the show is considered to be one of the most considerable influences in early childhood education.

So if you have a little one that simply cannot get enough of Sesame Street, check out our large collection.

We have books for every reading level...

The Monster at the End of this Book    Read Around Sesame Street    5 Minute Stories

Songs for every occasion...

Elmopalooza!    Sing the Alphabet   Kids' Favorite Songs

Movies to inspire you...

Alphabet Songs    Elmo's Super Numbers   Monster Manners

And much, much more!

And remember, you are your child's first and best teacher, and as such, you are the most vital link in their early development. If you want to learn more about teaching your child early literacy skills, including tips and tricks on how to make reading a part of your everyday routine, check out our Ready for Reading site.