A year after I was born, Sesame Street was introduced to public television and children’s programming was never the same.Â I remember being pinned to the screen to see Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, CookieÂ Monster, Grover,Â Maria, Mr. Hooper and all the other Sesame Street favorites.Â I didn’t even realize I was learning as I watched these fascinating puppets and people.
Just a short decade ago, I enjoyed Sesame Street all over again with my children.Â Today Sesame Street celebrates its 40th anniversary.Â To commemorate this major event, Google is featuring Big Bird on their search page.Â It was exciting to see one of my fave Sesame Street characters featured on Google!Â What a fusion of old days and the modern world!
The Huffington PostÂ featured an article showing the cool new Google screen for today.Â Instead of the traditional primary colored letters, Big Bird’s legs are used for the “L”.Â Sesame Street has grown with our children and is now televised in 140 countries!
If you still didn’t get enough Sesame Street and Big Bird at Google, the Sesame Workshop released 2 books to celebrate their 40th anniversary and the history of this popular children’s program.Â Check out “Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street” and “A CelebrationÂ ofÂ 40 YearsÂ of Life on the Street.”
Do your children watch Sesame Street from the Childrens Televison Workshop?Â Did you love Sesame Street and Big Bird as a child?Â Go see one of your favorite faces everytime you Google today.Â
Happy Anniversary Sesame Street – and thanks for making generations of children happy!