I’ve been watching Sesame Street since I was a kid growing up in Trinidad. We watched it like clockwork because a whistle would blow every day at 4 PM so it was the perfect reminder to tune in. I learned so many things from this show. There are songs I still and remember to this day from my time watching the show. When I had kids I knew I wanted to introduce them to it as well. Over the years it has changed and added so many different things into the format of the show, making it a favorite for multiple generations.
Fifty Years and Counting
I don’t know many shows that can boost being on air for fifty years. Sesame Street has been providing groundbreaking content for years and they continue to do so annually for viewers all over the country. We’ve been very happy with their recent addition of an autistic character to the show and more recently a muppet that deals with being homeless. I love that Sesame Street has been staying up on current issues and not being afraid to help kids learn how to help friends in these situations.
About Sesame Street: Dance Party
It’s time to dance to the beat…all the way to Sesame Street! On August 6, Shout Kids and Sesame Workshop will release Sesame Street: Dance Party via DVD & digital download.
D is for dance – and this Dance Party is just getting started! On “Dance Your Favorite Dance Day,” Nina teaches her friends on Sesame Street the moves to dances from all around the world. Next, kids will get their groove on with all their favorite characters, learning the “Do the Dinosaur Dance,” the “Elmo Slide,” the “Robot Dance,” and “Head Shoulders Knees and Toes”! The Feelingwells throw a family dance party, and when Zoe choreographs a ballet in “Snuffy’s Dance,” the dancers have to work together to figure out how to make Snuffy fly through the air.
Celebrities like Amy Ryan, Liev Schreiber, Maria Menounos, Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Sutton Foster, and Wendy Williams join the Sesame Street gang to sing “Elmo’s Got The Moves.” More star power arrives when Ne-Yo sings “You’ve Got a Body,” encouraging everyone to get up and move. Janelle Monáe teaches Grover, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and friends “The Power of Yet” with a toe-tapping number.
The dance party continues as the Feijoo Sisters dance the Lambarena with Zoe, Jason Derulo shows Elmo and Abby Cadabby that “Dancing is Easy,” Ernie creates a dance video with too many steps, Elmo and Prairie Dawn record a music video, and Murray shows off flamenco-, Irish step dancing-, and Bollywood-inspired moves in a “Murray Has a Little Lamb” mashup.
Sesame Street is celebrating its 50th year! Share your favorite Sesame Street memories – and maybe your favorite dance – with the hashtag #ThisIsMyStreet. You can also grab a free digital download of activity pages for your kids to enjoy as well.
Enter to Win
Thanks to our friends at Shout Factory Kids three readers will each win a copy of Sesame Street: Dance Party on DVD. The giveaway ends August 2nd, 2019. Enter via the tool below.Sesame Street: Dance Party