Posts filed under ‘Sesame Street’

Three Primary Colors


August 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Number 12


May 28, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Elmo’s World Happy Holidays: Chanukah

December 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Sesame Street: Hanukkah With Veronica Monica

December 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment


June 1, 2012 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

1 2 3 Count With Me

From Fish to Infinity, by Steven Strogatz
Sesame Street: 1 2 3 Count With Me
Ernie teaches Humphrey to count at The Furry Arms hotel.

The best introduction to numbers I’ve ever seen — the clearest and funniest explanation of what they are and why we need them — appears in a “Sesame Street” video called “123 Count With Me.” Humphrey, an amiable but dim-witted fellow with pink fur and a green nose, is working the lunch shift at The Furry Arms hotel, when he takes a call from a room full of penguins. Humphrey listens carefully and then calls out their order to the kitchen: “Fish, fish, fish, fish, fish, fish.” This prompts Ernie to enlighten him about the virtues of the number six.

Children learn from this that numbers are wonderful shortcuts. Instead of saying the word “fish” exactly as many times as there are penguins, Humphrey could use the more powerful concept of “six

September 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

Sign Language Alphabet

Take The ‘A’ Train: Jazz By The ABCs

August 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm Leave a comment

Sunny Days

November 20, 2009 at 7:42 pm Leave a comment

The Nutcracker Mash

Sesame Street:


November 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

One potato, two potato

One potato, two potato, three potato, four!
Well, I made a batch of hot potatoes
(bend forward and stir as in a big pot)
Dropped ’em on the floor!!
(look shocked, and put hands on face in surprise)

Five potato, six potato, seven potato, eight!
So I stomped ’em into mashed potatoes
(stomp feet while walking forward a few steps and then back)
And plopped ’em on a plate
(hands out like plopping potatoes on a plate!)

Nine potato, ten potato, can’t believe my eyes!
(cover and uncover eyes in surprise)
The children ate ’em up and now they want some french fries!!!
(Say to children “how many?” and march with swinging arms and stomping feet while counting…)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 fries!
(jump up and reach over head to sky on 10)
Do the count again, faster and a third time even faster then plop back down to sitting after the last 10.

September 30, 2008 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment