Today Hudson and I got to experience a wonderful organization put on an exciting event. We all know Sesame Street, (Especially because they’re celebrating their 47th season!) but don’t always hear about the amazing programs they have. They have an amazing non-profit called Sesame Workshop that aims to help children understand the importance of education, reading, being kind and much more – It is their mission.
I already loved Sesame Street because it brings me back to my childhood, but this made me fall even more in love with them – I know I had to bring Hudson to an event that was so positive, and it did not disappoint.
Of course we had to start with a Meet and Greet with Elmo and Abby Cadabby first! Hudson was a little shy but definitely liked Elmo! (We even got a Elmo stuffie!)
We were one of the first people there so we had free reign of their activities area. There were books, puzzle pieces, free refreshments and iPads set up for kids to learn and play on! Hudson and I love to read so of course he went STRAIGHT to the library! So we plopped down on a comfortable Sesame Street bean chair and read We’re Different, We’re the Same. It was a wonderful bonding experience and I really liked how excited he was to pick up any book off the shelf that he wanted! That absolutely promotes a love for reading.
Afterward we played with some puzzles and did some exploring! He was excited there were so many other kids around and really enjoyed watching Elmo on stage 😉 .
What I really appreciated about this organization is the fact that although they are a classic they’ve adapted to our growing technological world and added their tablets for children to “play” on but they had educational apps and books to show learning can still be fun. They truly care for our children and I adore that. It’s nice to know that in spite of a rapidly changing world there is at least one constant that has carried and will carry from generation to generation.
Their show ended with a delightful live show and a wonderful reading. The kids had fun, the parents enjoyed themselves and it was an event that leaves you feeling accomplished after attending.
So keep in mind – K is for Kindness! And Sesame Street is amazing and 47 years later still do incredible things for our children and their futures!
For some extra Sesame Street fun for your kiddos, you can download some cute coloring pages, a fun book log and some tips for instilling kindness here 🙂
(I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own)