This season of “Sesame Street,” which premiered today, has added a few new things to its usual mix of song, dance and educational lessons.
In its 42nd season, the preschool educational series is tackling math, science, technology and engineering — all problem areas for America’s students — in hopes of helping kids measure up.
Carol-Lynn Parente, the show’s executive producer, said that 2-year-olds were more than ready for engineering experiments.
“It really boils down to a curriculum of asking questions, observing … making a hypothesis and testing it out,” she told ABC News today.
This season, “Sesame Street” will include age-appropriate experimentation — even the orange monster Murray will conduct science experiments in a recurring feature.
In the video segment, the first question the interviewer asks is: “are two-year-olds ready for engineering?” To which I would respond that nobody is more “ready” for engineering than a 2-year-old — that she has to ask that question at all kinda makes me sad.
I’m really happy to see a beloved show like Sesame Street covering topics like this hand-in-hand with other important lessons like sharing and feeling good about yourself — it should be a lot of fun to watch too!
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