Wednesday, January 13, 2010

C is for Cookie, That's Good Enough for Me!

I grew up watching Sesame Street. I know most people in my generation did (and still may). I know I turned out alright with the help of the big yellow bird, the green grouch and that blue guy who loves cookies. Matter of fact, I remember going to see one of my first movies with my dad called "Follow that Bird" starring Big Bird in the early 80's. Sesame Street helped me learn the basics.

These days there is Elmo and few other characters, but you really don't hear too much about the 40 year old show unless you look for it. A couple of weeks ago I had stumbled across a Sesame Street Greatest hits CD for Drew. I picked it up to give him some music variety in the car instead of listening to his Fisher Price music all the time.

Let me tell you, those songs brought back so much! I forgot how much fun and carefree the music was, never mind the lessons. So, I am going to try and expose Drew to the Sesame Street gang as long as I can find it on TV for now and see if he enjoys it, then the DVD purchases will begin.

I know parents are the number one key for kids early education, but these "pre-school" shows like Sesame Street, Blue's Clues, Dora the Explorer and so many others out there give the kids a new way of learning with a fun and entertaining way that parents sometimes can't provide. I just hope Drew likes Sesame Street as much as I did when I was a kid.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

I am with you! I totally remember Sesame Street and my mom says that Sesame Street's "Catch that Bird" movie was the first movie that I ever cried over. She said I boohoo'ed when they turned him blue so that noone would find him! I have to go get that CD now.