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In 1966, the idea for Sesame Street was born when television producer Joan Ganz Cooney and vice president of the Carnegie Foundation, Lloyd Morrissett, tried to come up with a way to harness the addictive qualities of television into a format that would be educational for young kids. The duo worked with child psychologists and other experts to develop a style of show that would hold the attention spans of young people--which would later become known as the CTW model. After years of development, Sesame Street premiered in 1969 and became a success almost immediately.

Over the last 45 years, Sesame Street has undergone relatively few changes. Muppet characters like Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and Elmo remain as popular as ever, though the cast of human characters has changed through the show's epic run. Education has always been at the forefront of Sesame Street's mission, but producers make sure to keep kids (and their parents) entertained as well. The format of the show revolves around the live-action street scenes interspersed with animated and live-action shorts. Facing competition from cable and changing viewing habits among kids, Sesame Street evolved slightly around the beginning of the 21st century to be more of a narrative series and started to include ongoing storylines. Throughout its run, Sesame Street has received more than 120 Emmy Awards--more than any other TV show in history--and has taught millions of kids about important topics like diversity, conflict resolution, and helping others.

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The range of merchandise featuring the characters from Sesame Street is almost never-ending. When it comes to toys, you can find plush versions and puppets of favorite characters like Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Bert, Ernie, Abby Cadabby, and more. A wide selection of figurines and playsets is also available. Home goods modeled after Sesame Street characters run the gamut from bedding to kitchenware to bedroom decorations to supplies for potty training. Your tot can also load up a Sesame Street backpack as well as playing popular board games and card games that have been re-themed to the series.

Sesame Street is featured on clothing options for kids of all ages. For infants, you can find all the typical layette set items like bibs, bodysuits, rompers, and t-shirts--all covered in prints of your baby's favorite character. Toddlers and little kids can wear garments like graphic tees, leggings, beanies, mittens, and more. You can also dress your tot up for Halloween in costumes modeled after popular characters from the classic show.

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For almost 50 years, Sesame Street has been something of an American institution. Many of today's parents grew up watching the show themselves and have now passed the tradition on to their kids. Between its commitment to education and its unique format, Sesame Street has basically been unmatched by competitors over the years. Its Muppet and human characters have pushed boundaries by helping educate little ones about fairly complex subjects, and the show has been lauded with praise by educational experts the world over. If your youngster is a fan of Sesame Street, then he or she will love the merchandise featuring favorite characters. From toys to clothes, the selection of options themed around this phenomenon only enhances its popularity. We give Sesame Street 5 out of 5 stars.

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  • Established 1966
  • Toys and clothes based on hit TV show
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Plush toys, puppets, figurines, playsets, games, video games, DVDs, books, bedding, kitchenware, decorations, bathroom accessories, onesies, bibs, rompers, hats, beanies, graphic tees, leggings, mittens, costumes
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