Sesame Street Toys Educational and Loveable
The long-running children’s television show Sesame Street has probably had more impact on the education of youth than any other in the history of television. The show has produced several memorable characters like Big Bird, the Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch. Sesame
Street has always been geared toward a curriculum that had specific educational goals that were based on research.
The show’s popularity led to many merchandising ideas including the creation of all kinds of Sesame Street toys.
Since 95 percent of all preschool age children watch Sesame Street by the time they are three years old, it is easy for them to recognize most of the show’s characters. Individual character toys are among the popular of all Sesame Street toys. Stuffed animal versions of Cookie Monster, Grover, Kermit the Frog, Abby Cadabby and Big Bird are among some of the biggest sellers of the show’s toys. Bert and Ernie are big sellers as well. Each of the characters mentioned is also a popular costume idea during the Halloween season.
Many of the Sesame Street toys, much like the show, have some educational value. Elmo, one of the biggest sellers of all toys not just Sesame Street ones, is featured in a toy called “Big Hugs Elmo.” Elmo is a very friendly and loving character and teaches children the value of being kind to others. The Count, which is based on Dracula, is a harmless vampire who loves to count numbers. There are all sorts of toys and games based not only on the Count, but others in the show that help children to learn the alphabet, to count, and much more.