Sesame Street has been educating and entertaining kids, helping them grow smarter, stronger, and kinder for 47 years. In January 2017, the gold standard in children’s television will premiere a new season on HBO with a reimagined “Elmo’s World” segment and a kindness curriculum relevant to today’s preschoolers.
This season, everyone’s favorite red monster stars in an updated, fun, and fresh version of “Elmo’s World.” In 25 five-minute installments, lessons are taught through preschool relevant topics, live action films, and interactive thinking games such as matching, sorting, and counting. Kids accompany Elmo and his friend Smartie, an animated cell phone and learning tool, as he uses his imagination to dive into the topic of the day. Tony Award-winning Bill Irwin returns as Mr. Noodle, and he has brought some new family members to join the fun! New characters include Mr. Noodle’s two brothers, played by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Daveed Diggs from Broadway’s Hamilton and comedian Daniel Koren, and real pet dogs Schmoodle, Floodle, and Frank.
Sesame Street’s loveable monsters and diverse human cast address parents’ and teachers’ concerns by modeling positive interactions and the value of inclusion, listening to, and respecting others, and being empathetic, warm, and generous, illustrating for both parents and children how to be caring and compassionate citizens.
Sesame Street content continues to be available to PBS KIDS viewers on weekdays and Sundays on local stations, and on the PBS KIDS Video App.