By Tech Powered Dad | August 10, 2011
Wipe that shocked look off your face, Big Bird. It turns out that Sesame Street, the children’s show probably best known for encouraging reading skills is getting a increased focus on mathematics and science for the upcoming season. According to an article on the Examiner.com, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, the Count (of course), and the rest of the gang will be embracing the STEM curriculum (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in season 42.
While there’s always been an appropriately huge emphasis on language skills, primarily reading and writing, in the younger grades, I think that increasingly it’s becoming accepted that a similar emphasis is needed on math for younger kids. Kudos to Sesame Street for recognizing that need.