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Sesame Street Gets Downsized

With so many people from all walks of life losing their homes these days, it seems that no neighborhood is immune to the credit crunch; from the row houses of Chicago to the gated estates of Palm Beach, foreclosure signs are popping up everywhere. Th...

Are Educational Toys Just Commercial Products In Disguise?

The Scholastic Book Fair has stood the test of time. Just about every school has one -- not to mention those monthly Scholastic Book Club brochures you find crumpled in your child's backpack. Some things have changed, though. Over the past year there...

Man Shoots Kid Over Pogo Stick

I didn't know that kids still played with Pogo sticks, but apparently they do in Skowhegan, Maine. And clearly 23-year-old Randall L. Brackett doesn't like it one bit. When some boys started playing on a pogo stick near his mobile home part, some adu...

Sesame Street - Not Just for TV Anymore

For six months straight, we watched only the last 10 minutes of Sesame Street every day. (Parents of Elmo fans will know why.) Now, after 39 years of airing on PBC channels, Elmo and friends are jumping off the TV screen and into the world wide web, ...

Oscar the Grouch says reduce waste

Oscar the Grouch may love trash but that doesn't mean he wants people to generate more of it. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Oscar is the spokesgrouch this year for Waste Reduction Week, taking place this week in Canada. The annual campaign is aim...

Sesame Street prepares for an emergency

(Click the photo to see the 5 Most Irritating Kids Shows on TV) The lovable Muppets of Sesame Street have never shied away from difficult topics. There was a series of episodes wherein Big Bird's nest was destroyed by a hurricane, a grease fire in ...

PBS to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood!

(Click the photo to see the 5 Most Irritating Kids Shows on TV) Yes, yes, you read that right. Sad but true, the Public Broadcasting Service, better known as PBS, has decided to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. If ever there were such a thing as tr...

Feist's Sesame Street appearance

Feist's hit song 1234 might not be what you want to use to teach your little one to count -- she leaves out a couple numbers on the way to ten. For an upcoming appearance on Sesame Street, however, she's changed the lyrics to focus on learning to cou...

David Beckham appears on Sesame Street

He's an elite soccer star, one half of a popular celebrity couple, and one heck of an underwear model. But David Beckham is also a dad and a soccer coach. This summer, Becks is showing his softer side by taking on a new challenge -- Oscar the Grouch....

Big Bird costume designer Kermit Love dies

There are few childhood characters that have stood the test of time as well as those on Sesame Street. Kermit Love, creator of one fhe most famous of those characters -- Big Bird -- passed away last week at the age of 91. Though Love's career spanned...

Little (big) business: toddler shoes

Chances are, your kids have feet and those feet are, more often than not, enclosed in shoes when they go to the playground or park. The question is, what exactly are they wearing? Soon, they may be wearing Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and Elmo o...

Sesame Street addresses deployment

When an emotionally upsetting event occurs, schools bring in counselors to help get kids talking about what they are feeling. But for children not yet in school, Sesame Street has been an excellent way to help preschoolers and their parents broach se...

Old School Sesame Street DVD's come with a warning for kids

I remember with fondness countless moments during my 1980's childhood that would make parents of today quiver in horror. I ate potatoes wrapped in tinfoil and baked in an open fire. I slid seatbelt-less around the back of my Dad's red-leathered conve...

Britney Spears on Sesame Street?

Despite the fact that the troubled celebrity has lost custody of her own children, Britney Spears would like to come into your home and entertain yours. According to reports, Spears has signed on for an appearance on Sesame Street. That's right, she ...

Parenting Size Six: National Grouch Day

According to Sesame Street Magazine, the worldwide experts on all things grouchy, today is National Grouch Day. To celebrate this most unspecial of holidays you could: Scowl at a kitten or puppy Get your stompiest shoes on and take a natu...

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