In 1969...

A tv program that has changed all of our lives, Sesame Street, made its first debut on television on Nov. 10th of 1969.  That's Thursday, but...42 years ago.  Whether you identified with Big Bird and his cheerful feathers or you liked to be grouchy like Oscar, I think we all enjoyed practicing our abc's with Grover and our numbers with Count.  Of course, my favorite part of Sesame Street is how many songs are used to teach young children. Please read the following article

Sesame Street

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What was the goal for Sesame Street? (why did Joan Ganz Cooney want to creat this program?)  Do you think music is an effective way to teach children?  why or why not?