It’s that time of year when you’re confronted with your seemingly endless gift list and wrack your brain for the perfect gift for your godchildren. Well, fret no more because if the kids on your list are pre-schoolers, Sesame Street home videos will surely be a hit with them.
Who can resist Big Bird’s patient way of teaching the alphabet or Ernie’s witty and charming ditties? Kids might miss the humor when Ernie asks Bert to think of more lilting and lovely “L” words and the latter comes up with “linoleum.” But mom and dad will surely find it amusing.
In fact, while toddlers might already have lost interest in what’s showing because of their short attention spans, mom and dad might keep on watching. That’s because Sesame Street can elicit acute nostalgia for their childhood days.
Sesame Street first aired in Nov 10, 1969 and turns 40 this year. Its producers say that they target kids two to four years old although the bulk of their viewers are 2s and 3s.It has entertained and educated generations of children around the world and has had celebrity guests to help the muppets teach the ABCs and 123s to its young audience.
But we all know it’s not just education. Children will not only learn to count and say the alphabet but they’ll also be entertained by the muppets, their songs, the cartoons and stories that have endeared Sesame Street to millions of kids in the past.
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Sesame Street home videos are distributed locally by Viva Videos and are available in video retail chains and outlets around the Philippines.