Strains of Sunny Days drifted off an NPR broadcast yesterday, calling for a quick calendar check. No, it wasn’t a weekday, it was a segment devoted to Sesame Street‘s 50th anniversary. A trip down Memory Lane commenced, leading me to log onto NPR and see what else I might have missed in celebrating this beloved children’s series, namely… an NPR Tiny Desk Concert.
Not familiar with Tiny Desk? These in-office concerts at NPR always wow. They find musical acts dropping by and letting loose, full of personality and bursting with, well, song. And who doesn’t belt out a feel-good ditty like Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird and the Sesame Street gang.
Rather than belabor this concert intro, just know there’s more about how to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary forthcoming on Parentology.
For now, we leave you with this descriptor from the series’ website about its purpose. Listen to the concert that follows and you’ll be filled with memories and a heart swelling with love… Yes, these wonderful characters who’ve become our friends over the last 50 years, achieved their mission.
Thank you, NPR for hosting this rocking Sesame Street 50th Anniversary concert. And THANK YOU, Sesame Street for rocking our world for 50 years. We love you!
“Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the war on poverty, Sesame Street was created to answer a simple question: could television be used to level the playing field and help prepare less advantaged children for school?
…Ever since, Sesame Street has helped children around the world to learn, feel included and respect others. With a curriculum that evolves to meet the needs of every new generation, it is now a force for good in over 70 languages and 150 countries.”