Sesame Street turns 45!

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Although we still might not know how to get there, Sesame Street has permeated generations of learners – young and old – and will hit a milestone November 10.

The educational program will turn 45, which coincides with the 45th anniversary of PBS. 

According to the show’s website, more than 80 million children had been reached after the show’s 40th anniversary.

Characters such as Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster and, of course, Elmo have shown the importance of words through a simple letter, how to count as well as other fundamental important life lessons touching on topics ranging from health and hygiene to diversity and death.

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In addition, child development experts weigh in on show scripts to ensure children succeed in school, according to an Associated Press report.

The foundation of Sesame Street came from could young children learn through an educational program on TV, which continues to be the driving force. Today’s mission remains to “use the educational power of media to help all children reach their highest potential.”

The popular series can still be seen daily on PBS, but the show offers a number of interactive games and videos on its website for parents to use with their young ones.

Sesame Street began its 45th season in September, so Happy Birthday!

To learn more about the show, visit its website. To find your local show times, find them here.