Reflecting on her childhood growing up in the South Bronx in the '50s and '60s, Sonia Manzano is struck by the fact that she didn't have access to a c...
Eli didn't know who The Count is. He does now, but he didn't a little while ago. For like his entire life I have counted for him and added a minimally sinister "Ha Ha Ha!" every few numbers. Apparently he thought that this was just one of Daddy's little eccentricities. He called me on it today.
Miller recognized the tragedy of wasted human lives. He made his audience understand the necessity of valuing those deemed insignificant by the history of great men and events. Far more important than Miller's personal shortcomings are what the secrecy surrounding Daniel's life says about a shameful episode in American history.
Back in 2005, Donald Grump sang: "Who do you wish you all could be? I'm the trashiest, I'm the grouchiest!" Sesame Street put Trump's hubris on full display.
Mattel recently announced that Barbie would now come in three body types. The doll that comes in different skin tones will now come in different body types as well. The doll that millions of girls have played with for over 50 years was invented by a woman. Women throughout U.S. history have made significant contributions to both children's education and play. Match the woman with her accomplishment:
It remains to be seen just how Sesame's move to HBO and its stable funding base will provide new opportunities for the creative and research teams at Sesame Workshop. It's clear that partnerships between public broadcasting and commercial venues have enormous potential.
Every child has the right to survive and thrive, but for far too many children, this right is denied in the simplest of areas, particularly in the provision of clean, safe, and child-friendly water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services such as toilets.
Sesame Street is the most recent company to take steps to make things a little easier for children with special needs but there are many other companies who have also taken extraordinary steps to make life a little bit easier, a little more fun, for children with autism and other challenges.
I grew up watching you. I will never forget the letters and numbers of the day. Some of my favorite characters will always be Cookie Monster and Big Bird. I have many fond memories of Oscar being sullen and poor Snuffy needing to take his time.
Caillou. Thomas. Elmo. Dora. TV is full of characters kids love but who drive parents up the wall. These shows have their positive qualities, from teaching real educational concepts to making kids laugh like crazy.
Muppet creator Jim Henson was born on September 24, 1936. The late director, producer and writer who teamed up with Children's Television Workshop to produce Sesame Street is considered one history's greatest puppeteers.
For several years now, the most innovative programming on television has come from cable programmers, not broadcasters. Understanding that, Sesame Workshop has made a bold and creative move.
The new world of what we once called "television" is still sorting itself out, and it's a multi-front battle. Content needs to be both appealing and discoverable (hence, the draw of an iconic series like Sesame Street).
"I'd just recorded everything as far as I was concerned. It wasn't a question of taking a break or anything like that. The recording industry is not what it used to be."
Right now, no one is neglecting kids' TV -- it's all over TV, newspapers and magazine, blogs and social media. So, let's use this moment to defend media content (not just TV) that delivers flexible, proven, cost-effective, equitable and engaging teaching and learning.