• Sesame Street Archive

    My 4-year-old has taken a renewed interest in Sesame Street–and with good reason. Today marked the beginning of the beloved children’s TV show’s 43rd season, kicking off with a tongue-in-cheek episode that moms and dads were bound to enjoy. In “Upside Downton Abbey,” everything keeps falling to the ceiling. How to fix things? By changing the name to Right Side Upton Abbey, of course. If you didn’t get a chance to catch the spoof earlier today, you can check it out on YouTube. And that’s not the only fun in store for the Sesame gang this season; upcoming guest stars include Jon Hamm, Gordon Joseph Levitt, Melissa McCarthy, Paula Patton and Kareem Abdul Jabar. Sounds like a good time to us walnuts. In a Nutshell: [&hellip

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    It doesn’t take much to realize that Elmo still resonates with little kids. A quick glance at the minivan ahead of me on the preschool drop-off line confirms his unmistakeable furry frame, whooping it up on the small screen. (What did moms do before the days of portable DVD players?). Because my girls were often too impatient to wait for “Elmo’s World,” their favorite part of “Sesame Street,”  we often turned it on to catch the last 10 minutes of the show. If your kids clamor for that lovable red monster too, they’ll be delighted by the prospect of having all Elmo, all the time in his newest DVD. “Elmo’s Favorite Things” features eight popular EW segments–over 2 hours of Elmo entertainment. EW regulars already [&hellip

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    One week into the New Year, and it’s already almost time for the 100th Day of School (for most kids, it takes place later this month). How apropos then that everyone’s favorite furry, red monster has his own interactive book app out, just in time to celebrate. Specially designed for Nokia Smartphones, the 100th Day of School takes Elmo, Abby Cadabby and the rest of the Sesame gang through a fun-filled day of learning with more than half the school year behind them. Kids will love hearing Elmo ask them questions about the story as they touch the screen. If you’re using this app along with your kids, check out the text-highlighting feature that indicates which words are being read aloud. This free download is [&hellip

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    My 3-year-old tries to be like her big sister in so many ways. She mimics what she says and how she says it, she sings the same songs (eat your heart out, Katy Perry) and she so desperately wants to join her in playing Wii. Sadly, yoga and go kart racing doesn’t exactly appeal to the average preschooler, so she has been forced to watch her sister and dad from the sidelines…until now, that is. We recently got our furry paws on a copy of Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover!, a video game for the Wii and Nintendo DS, and let’s just say she has found her idea of true blue heaven. Right off the bat, the ultra plush remove cover in the likeness of [&hellip

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    When your child thinks of his favorite childhood friend, don’t be surprised if he mentions a particular red furry friend. I know my toddler would count him among one of her best stuffed buddies. Not sure who I’m referring to? Why, it’s none other than Elmo who celebrates his birthday today. In honor of this guy’s special day, Sesame Workshop is culling favorite memories of Elmo fans big and small to post on Elmo’s Facebook page. Did your first-born carry his Elmo doll around with him, wherever he went? Did your little one reserve a spot for Elmo at the dinner table? Maybe singing “Elmo’s World” was the only way to coax your daughter into the tub. No matter the memory, we invite you to [&hellip

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