Information in this post was provided by SesameStreet.org.
I watched Sesame Street as a child, and have passed my love of the show onto my kids!
A few weeks ago, my kids got to view a live chat with Cookie Monster as part of a roll-out of information about the 44th Season of Sesame Street, and details about a new segment on the show called “Cookie’s Crumby Pictures”.
Cookie’s Crumby Pictures are 5 minute segments that teach Self-regulation for preschoolers and school readiness.
Some of these Self-regulation skills Cookie displays in the series are self-control, delayed gratification, flexible thinking, working memory and task persistence. In addition, children will also learn about managing emotions and empathy.
The kiddos watching Cookie Monster Live!
You will see Cookie “try not to eat the cookie”, “save the cookie for later”, and “think about something else so you don’t eat the cookie” among various other spots centered around the cookie and the Self-Regulation Skills highlighted above.
These skills are important for school but they definitely helps in family life and the earlier you teach them, the better.
A few of the episodes are The Spy Who Loved Cookies, Cookies of the Caribbean, and The Biscotti Kid which are also spoofs on popular films. In The Biscotti Kid the episode focuses on School Readiness with the topic of listen with your whole body, “Eyes Watch, Ears Listen, Voice Quiet, Body Calm.” I thought these were great cues for kids, plus I enjoyed the reference to “The Karate Kid.”
To learn more about Sesame Street and the “Cookie’s Crumby Pictures” visit sesamestreet.org.
Do your children watch Sesame Street? Who was or is their favorite Character?