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Helping Young Children Develop Early Science Skills

by Rosemarie Truglio, PhD
January 28, 2020

With Sesame Street: Ready for School! A Parent’s Guide to Playful Learning for Children Ages 2 to 5, Dr. Rosemarie Truglio shares the research-based, curriculum-directed school readiness skills that have made Sesame Street the preeminent children’s television program for the past 50 years. The book features eight chapters on key areas of … 







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The Most Successful Edtech Business Plan You’ve Never Read

by Jennifer Carolan
January 17, 2020

This article was originally published on Medium in 2016 when Sesame Workshop joined forces with Reach Capital to invest in emerging companies innovating in education, health, and social welfare for children, and appears here with permission. We are honored to partner with Sesame Workshop, one of the world’s most innovative, venerable … 







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The Report that Started It All

by Catherine Jhee
December 6, 2019

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop is thrilled to present a newly reformatted version of Sesame Street co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney’s still-relevant 1966 report to the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Potential Uses of Television for Preschool Education made a convincing case for the power of television to prepare children, … 







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Sharing Molly of Denali with Families in Alaska

by Claudia Haines
August 1, 2019

Youth Services Librarian Claudia Haines recently hosted a family screening of the new PBS Kids show Molly of Denali at Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. This post from her blog is republished here with permission.   I’m always looking for media, in all formats, that authentically reflects Alaskan families’ experiences. … 







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Summit Builds Network of Early STEM Advocates in Idaho

by Erica Compton
February 5, 2019

On October 26, 2018, over 50 key stakeholders in early education gathered at the Idaho Early STEM Summit in Boise. Led by the Idaho STEM Action Center (STEM AC), this convening of professionals—comprised of representatives from research institutions, government agencies, libraries, and community-based organizations—is the first of its kind in … 







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Calling All Teachers!

by Administrator
January 29, 2019

Do you use immersive media like AR or VR with students in 1st through 8th grade? Are you interested, but haven’t been able to try it out yet? Or are these technologies not for you? The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop would like to know more about teachers’ … 







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Remembering 2018 and Looking Forward to an Exciting Year Ahead

by Catherine Jhee
January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with loved ones, and that you are as rested and ready to take on new opportunities and challenges in 2019 as we are! As we begin the new year, we wanted to take some time to reflect … 







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Bringing Drama (and Literacy) to Early STEM—and Vice Versa

by Lisa Guernsey
September 26, 2017

Opening minds to new ways of thinking about STEM for young children Researchers who study children often point out that teaching science and math in the early years is also a great way to support children’s literacy skills. But teachers and administrators lament that it is not so easy to … 







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The App Fairy Interviews Originator

by Carissa Christner
May 15, 2017

The “Endless” apps by Originator (Endless Alphabet, Endless Numbers, etc.) all follow a reliable and effective formula: genuinely funny antics + solid educational content = learning that sticks.  Most of their apps feature a lovable and irreverent cast of cute monsters who help to illustrate the definition of words, the meanings of sentences … 







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Sowing the Seeds for Successful STEM Learning in Early Childhood

by Elisabeth McClure
February 2, 2017

Whether it is gardening, building forts, stacking blocks, playing at the water table, or lining up by height in the classroom, children demonstrate a clear readiness to engage in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning early in life. STEM Starts Early is the culmination of a deep inquiry supported … 







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