As we’ve mentioned in an earlier post, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) is what Sesame Street’s all about these days. We know that kids start out with a burning desire to investigate and explore, so we need to keep that fire fueled. Dr. Rosemarie Truglio (VP of Research and Education at Sesame Street) couldn’t agree more and is assisting the viewers at home in understanding and discussing their investigations, observations, recording of information & other tools used by all scientists and engineers.
We, as parents, are integral within this process by making the learning exciting and by keeping our kids engaged in whatever they are involved with. So it goes without saying that for a parent to tell their child, “I was never any good at math” isn’t at all helpful. Learning needs to be exciting and not just in the classroom.
The tireless process at Sesame Street involves their writers & producers working so closely together to find that perfect balance of comedy and education. Balance is indeed everything…for all of us.
[See my interview with Dr. Rosemarie Truglio on The Parent Show at PBS.org]