I’m Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, a developmental child psychologist who oversees Sesame Street’s educational curriculum. (I make sure that kids are learning from our shows.) And I have a new book out to guide parents through their kids’ preschool and ki...
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Hi! As you may know, Sesame Street is produced by Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit organization which helps kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We take education very seriously – we have lots of researchers and experts in early childhood education who make sure that when your kids are watching (or reading or playing), they’re also learning.
And now, we’ve put it into a book! Ready for School! is the first-ever parenting guide based on Sesame Street's curriculum. Children learn best when they’re having fun, and this book helps parents (or aunts and uncles, or grandparents) find the age-appropriate learning moments in preschoolers' everyday play and routines -- just like we do on the show. Take mealtime: you can ask a child to hand you the smallest measuring cup or the biggest tomato while you're cooking, practice geometric shapes by setting the table with round plates and rectangular napkins, and so much more. But it’s not just ABCs and 123s … playful learning also builds the curiosity and resilience that help kids thrive.
Ready for School! comes out today. I hope you’ll all read it, and realize how much valuable learning happens when you’re on the floor playing with your kids, making memories together!