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B Is for 'Before' (Bossy)

Sherrie Rollins Westin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Sherrie Rollins Westin

What if we didn't need to ban "bossy" because the word never entered a child's vocabulary in the first place? What if we could teach our children mutual respect and understanding, that girls can lead and that opportunity should be open to all, when they are as young as two or three?

How Cookie Monster Helps Promote Healthy Eating Habits

Dr. Lewis Bernstein | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Lewis Bernstein

When Sesame Street was deciding what was most important to teach preschool children in this country at the time, the answer was obvious. And so our Healthy Habits for Life program was born, giving children and their caregivers simple but powerful messages about nutrition, physical activity, and "eating one's colors."

Even Grover Has Bad Days

Lynn Chwatsky | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Lynn Chwatsky

While our grown-up problems may weigh on us, we have the experience -- and the perspective -- to realize that this too shall pass. But to a child, even seemingly small issues can feel like the end of the world. And all children have bad days -- even Grover.

WATCH: Cookie Monster Stars In 'Lord Of The Crumbs'

Posted 12.09.2013 | Parents

In Sesame Street's laugh-out-loud "Lord of the Rings" parody, Cookie Monster Gobble is a furry denizen of Monster Earth who will do whatever it takes ...

Make Hunger a Thing of the Past

Cynthia Barron | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Barron

During the holidays, when loved ones come together to celebrate and be thankful for one another, it is important to remember that millions of people across the United States are not as fortunate as many Americans.

'The Hunger Games' As You've Never Seen Them Before

Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents

With less than a week to go until "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" comes to theaters, Sesame Street is bringing fans a slightly more G-rated version....

It's OK: Let Elmo Be a Carrot Pusher

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

The Produce Marketing Association's growers, suppliers and retailers will be allowed for two years to use iconic characters such as Elmo and Big Bird in messaging and on produce sold in stores -- all without paying any licensing fees.

Every Child Should Feel Welcome on the Longest Street in the World

Carol-Lynn Parente | Posted 12.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Carol-Lynn Parente

Rosita the monster, Ovejita the lamb, and Mando, Sesame Street's newest human cast member, ensure that Hispanic culture remains an important part of the iconic show's curriculum. We're always celebrating Hispanic heritage on Sesame Street, but we're especially excited to celebrate it during Hispanic Heritage Month.

America's Word Gap Threatens Our Children's Likelihood for Success

H. Melvin Ming | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
H. Melvin Ming

It is not an understatement to reiterate that each of us has the power to make a difference in the life of a child. Let us pledge to spend a few extra minutes each day speaking and reading with our children because, together, we can make every day a reading and writing day.

Not a 'Science Person?' Maybe Your Kid Is!

Lynn Chwatsky | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Lynn Chwatsky

We can help to raise a generation of kids who feel empowered by science, technology, engineering and math rather than be daunted by the subjects.

Welcome to Season 44 of Sesame Street

Cookie Monster | Posted 11.16.2013 | Parents
Cookie Monster

The goal of Sesame Street's engaging and lovable monsters and diverse human cast has always been to help children reach their fullest potential. But now, we're modeling and practicing important self-regulation skills and strategies on the show.

WATCH: Cookie Monster Takes Over For 007

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 09.13.2013 | Parents

Cookie Monster is about to embark on a developmental journey. In his new movie, “The Spy Who Loved Cookies” (watch above), the “best secret a...

Puppets and Prisons

Joey Mazzarino | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Joey Mazzarino

I know what you're thinking: Who better to talk about a serious topic like children of incarcerated parents than a man who wiggles dollies for a living? But there's a reason, trust me.

Sesame Workshop Laying Off 10 Percent Of Its Workforce

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business

Even beloved television shows aren’t immune to economic woes and changing habits. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, ha...

Exploring the National Parks With Muppets

Jennifer Kotler Clarke | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Kotler Clarke

As a researcher at Sesame Workshop, I have seen firsthand the power of our Muppets and the influence they have on children's learning in general and science in particular.

'Sesame Street' Project Encourages Kids To Head Outside

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 08.04.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK -- "Sesame Street" wants kids to take a break from parking it indoors, and head out to a park instead. A new project has recruited Muppet mo...

Are Some Kids' Books Healthier Than Others?

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Leslie Patricelli didn't keep junk food in the house when her three kids were toddlers, but th...

Why Count von Count Is Obsessed With a New Number

Charlotte Cole | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Charlotte Cole

Count von Count typically focuses on whole numbers, but these days 0.29 is on his mind. Why? Point-two-nine is the measure of something of great significance to the Count. Worthy, even, of one of his famous lightning bolts. It's the size of the Sesame Street Difference.

WATCH: 'Sesame Street' Character Opens Up About Parents' Divorce

Posted 02.08.2013 | Divorce

On Thursday, "Sesame Street's" Abby Cadabby stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about the difficulties young kids face when their parents divorce. She wa...

WATCH: 'Sesame Street' Tackles Divorce

Posted 12.11.2012 | Divorce

"Sesame Street" might be full of "sunny days" and "friendly neighbors," but that hasn't stopped the people behind the beloved kids show from tackling ...

Why I’m Thankful For Sesame Street’s New Divorce Resource

Denise Albert | Posted 02.10.2013 | Divorce
Denise Albert

Have you ever cried watching Sesame Street? I did, today.

Would Romney Really Kill Big Bird?

Scott Lilly | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Scott Lilly

What does Gov. Romney's proposal to eliminate the federal appropriation for public broadcasting actually mean for Big Bird's livelihood?

National Dialogue Falling Prey to Sesame Street Headlines

Carol Roth | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Carol Roth

Does the suggestion of eliminating this funding mean that PBS, NPR and other public broadcasting isn't worthwhile? Absolutely not. But there are other ways to ensure their viability without adding to the debt burden of the government.

Sesame Workshop CEO Calls Big Bird's Political Relevance A 'Violation'

Posted 10.10.2012 | TV

There's no question that Big Bird has become an icon in the political world, but Sesame Workshop's CEO isn't pleased with the muppet's relevance. ...

Alice Hines

What Would Really Happen To The Economy If Mitt Romney Fired Big Bird?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney may want to kill Big Bird, but when the giant yellow bird flaps his wings, money comes flying out. Since Big Bird debuted on televisi...