My daughter Daisy learned the letter ‘D’ from classic Sesame Street DVDs. Okay, so she now knows all her letters but learning ‘D’ was a big deal back in the day.
Couldn’t I have taught her ‘D’ myself?
It took Grover for her to retain it. Grover is apparently a better educator to my daughter than I am. Regular Grover, that is – that’s what he’s called in our house to distinguish him from Super Grover. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I do just about everything that lovable blue guy tells me to. But it’s a real indicator of the power of television. A power not always used for good but, in this case, was very positive.
As a fan, it seems odd to me that Sesame Workshop are sitting on years and years of fantastic educational television, thousands of episodes, and are only releasing the odd special or classic set here and there with very few episodes. Or unconnected clips on their website.
I know whole seasons are too much to hope for given the volume but how about a full 26-episode set, Sesame Workshop? Featuring every letter of the alphabet? Or 31 even, giving the vowels twice the importance, as you did on the show?
If anyone knows anyone at Sesame Workshop, please tell them to sort it out and get back to me when the set is coming out. Thanks!