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.