The Power of Sesame Street
Still, many people continue to call it a children’s show and dismiss its effect on children. This is despite the fact that ever since “Sesame Street” was first shown on television, there have been numerous studies showing the positive impact it has had on children. Recently, the most comprehensive study yet on the subject reaffirms the strong positive impact it has on children and their learning. The study finds that the show has helped prevent children from falling behind on their educational skills.
Here is an article from the Washington Post that provides more details regarding the study’s findings on Sesame Street’s impact on the cognitive skills of children: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/sesame-street-and-its-surprisingly-powerful-effects-on-how-children-learn/2015/06/07/59c73fe4-095c-11e5-9e39-0db921c47b93_story.html