one of those parents who sometimes wishes there were more
alphabet vignettes on the Sesame Street show, you'll love
this classic. Sesame Street: Learning About Letters is
entirely devoted to reinforcing letter recognition in the
humorous, varied, and creative way that Sesame Street does
best. Big Bird and Snuffy are ready to learn about letters.
Snuffy is especially excited because they're about to go
through the whole alphabet, and even a few words! Snuffy's keenness
helps inspire enthusiasm for learning about letters and
wordsideally, the positive attitude transfers over to little
begin learning about the wonderfuland usefulalphabet
with...the alphabet song, of course! This version is an
especially lively one featuring guest Lena Horne. Telly
appears throughout the video. True to his fretful character,
Telly is nervous because they have to cover the whole
alphabet. He's busy finding objects that start with each
letterB is for balloons, C is for cow, and so forth.
Some of Sesame Street's
treasured vignettes are featured. The
inimitable Cookie Monster sings the infectious, C is For
Cookie, for example. Frances Fairy lets children know that
"F" can be fun, fast, and flat.
The classic "La La La" song in which Ernie wants
to sing about lovely "L" words and Bert, whose
interests can only be considered dull at best, doesn't quite
get it ("L" is for linoleum"!). Kermit the
Frog draws on the screen to demonstrate, with humor and
effectiveness, the letter "M"a rather
complicated letter for young people to form!
will love this video, from A to Z, and parents will
appreciate the focused educational content. The theatrical release
Letters was 1969, but we all know that Sesame Street never
goes out of style. Now, both the VHS and DVD editions are
companion video classic now released on DVD is Sesame Street - Learning About Numbers,
hosted by the Count, of course!