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Invasion of the Mommy Bloggers

Curriculum of the Day: Sharing

They came, they saw, they blogged about it.

Twenty mommy, aunt, father and uncle bloggers came to Sesame Street to tour the set, watch some of the shoot, and have lunch while they learned about the Sesame Street website. The webmasters of the Workshop have been hard at work making the children’s site extremely kid-friendly, and educational to boot. I had no idea how much a website could do—games, videos, themed playlists and video queues, printable activities, parenting tips—you name it! There are even games for toddlers where all the child needs to do to play is press any key on the keyboard to make something happen! They also introduced another new element to the Parents site—our Sesame Family Robinson blog! So, Marty, the girls, and I were there to answer questions and/or look cute.

Everyone was in high-spirits. Parents always enjoy visits to the set more than actual children. Shooting is very boring to a 4-year-old, but adults can appreciate all the hard work, and get nostalgic taking pictures in Big Bird’s nest or beside Oscar’s trash can. Hopefully, they’ll share their Sesame Street experience on their blogs, which will in turn bring some traffic to our website and blog. As a parting gift, we gave them a flash drive with one of Marty’s HandyMan films—"HandyMan Goes to Work." May they all post it on their sites and send it sailing through the web waves.

Marty, Grover and the bloggers.
Marty, Grover, and the bloggers.

Mommy bloggers sitting on a couch at Sesame Street.

See what some of them have already said about our blog and Sesame Street! We were mentioned on Mom in the City, INO Mommy, Fits and Giggles, A Frugal Friend, Babyrific, and Primetime Parenting.

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Like your family we have twins, boy/girl, that turned three last month. I saw your blog entry for January and it looks like we have something in common, potty training twins. Like one of your girls, my son WILL NOT pee in the potty but his sister was doing well until she caught on to "Bubbie" not trying. I was just letting things run their course but our local pre-schools/mommy day out programs require the children to be potty trained and this mommy needs a day out. Bribery isn't working. Have you had any success?


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How often is the telly puppet renewed or replaced?

Katherine Sydney, Australia

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I read in 40 Years of Life on the Street about an incident involving Snuffy's puppet where a sombrero caused the wood frame to collapse on you and Bryant Young. Did they rebuild the puppet after that or did they just make a new one?


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I just wanted to say thanks for the blog. My daughter Kylie (who just turned two yesterday) loves to ask if we are going to see "the babies." Thank you so much to you and Marty for bringing the joy of Sesame Street into our lives every day.

Kendal and Kylie Montreal, Canada

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I've noticed that there are fewer Muppets and people in an episode now than there were twenty years ago. Does everyone show up on the set for filming days or only certain ones? Who decides who gets to play the Anything Muppets? There are some voices I hear more than others.


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