Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sesame Street Revamps Website

My son has outgrown Sesame Street although we still watch PBS Kids from time to time. I especially enjoy WordGirl, Between the Lions, Arthur, Super WHY!, WordWorld, and Dragon Tales.

I recently heard that Sesame Street has revamped its website so I had to check it out. I can't even tell you how much fun my son and I have playing games on line. He first learned his colors and how to use the computer mouse from the learning activities found on this family-friendly website. Now, he's learning basic math skills from Cyber Chase and I can't begin to describe how safe I feel when he's on the site, having fun and learning at the same time.

I often get letters in the mail from Sesame Workshop, asking for donations. I will tell you that even though my son no longer watches Sesame Street, I will always send them money since I know how valuable those early experiences with language and learning truly are to my child's development.

If you haven't visited the Sesame Street since it made some improvements, head over now. The site for parents includes many great tips, such as the article on Understanding How Preschoolers Handle Stress or Handling Delicate or Hurtful Situations.


Anissa Mayhew said...

I love Sesame Street for my 4 y.o. and 7 y.o. when she was little enough to groove on it. It's harder and harder to find safe places with age appropriate games that aren't all about marketing their next toy.

BTW, thanks for the sweet shoutout!

HIP_M0M said...

I hear you. My son is already aware of the marketing...his favorite websites are the HotWheels or Transformer sites...anything having to do with his toys. He's even asked me before if a certain type of toy has a website...luckily he knows he can't go on the computer without me yet.