Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sesame St is turning 37!


Now I know some may not find this an overly exciting fact, but...

Sesame St is turning 37!!!!!!



And for this little Wenchilada, who was glued to the set at 8am and 3pm every weekday (for maybe just that little bit too long) to watch Sesame St, this is indeed an auspicious occasion!

Mrs Davis has this to offer: The Lovely Mrs. Davis Tells You What to Think: Come and Play, Everything's A-Okay.

...and I thought, hey, maybe we could give it a shot...

7 comments:

Wenchilada said...

Ok, lemme start lemme start lemme start...

What television, music, movie or book from your childhood are you excited about sharing with your own children?

I think I'll answer all of these...
Television - definately looking forward to Sesame St and Batman (the 50's/60's version). That's the fluffy stuff.

I am also looking forward to sharing world events with her and being able to have a family discussion about what is going on and encouraging her to think for herself and think about the why's, where's and how's and be a little smarter than I was encouraged to be.

Music - I would love dearly for Pers to have some kind of musical ability and appreciation. That is entirely up to her of course, but I look forward to going to live performances with her. I have Peter and the Wolf, which I listened to on record as a kid and loved, but the version I have is on CD and narrated by Dame Edna.

As a kid, there was always music in the house, Dad would sit me in front of the stereo with big earphones on and I'd listen to Kraftwork's Autobahn and be spellbound by the noises moving around.

Movie? Charlotte's Web. Labyrinth, Never Ending Story, The Princess Bride (ok, not from my childhood, I only saw it when I got older and joined the SCA) The Muppet Movie (Kermit on a bike? Go figure!), Star Wars and while Harry Potter is not from my childhood, I'm looking forward to sharing that too.

Books - Mr C looks forward to reading the Chronicles of Narnia. I'm looking forward to reading Noddy, Naughty Amelia Jane, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The Day the Wind Changed and Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

There are sooooo many others...

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

hey - I think I just enabled titles! gosh. I think I might be clever. maybe.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

as for a post for next monday (sorry for the diversion there) - sounds cool.

my staples for sharing: classic Winnie (I am heartily sick of the Disney Pooh), the Magic Pudding, The Dark is Rising sequence (when the Dinghy is a little older), Dr Seuss (although my brother was more into him than I was), Play School, Star Wars... gah... I am really terrible at lists. no, really. there's a million things to think of.

Dinghy already gets to listen to a stack of classical music and jazz. I'm hoping he wants to play an instrument and not be as slack as I was about it (one day I'll take up the violin again... I have three of the buggers, two need restoration). he'll also get an earful of cheesy music :) music is so important. it connects with nature, emotions, imagination, maths and science. how cool is that?

also, I really hope he has an artistic bent. I look forward to being able to draw with him, go to galleries, make great art together. here's hoping he's not colour-blind either, I am such a tonal person when it comes to palettes, it would be a huge shame to not be able to share those subtleties with him!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

btw I (hopefully) just made the date and time that appears on comments to be in Australian format, not US. hope that's cool with everyone...

for my next trick, I'd like to enable 'last comments' on the sidebar. but I can't find how to do it.

Meeggggggggggggg????

ThirdCat said...

I am the same age as Sesame Street.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

I'm eight months older! I don't know if that's good or bad ;)

Tina said...

I am currently sharing Snuggle Pot and Cuddlepie with Alex and really enjoy doing that, Dr Seuss is also one of my favourites. One of the best feelings was reading the Lorax to Alex. I remember participating in a school play when I was in kindegarten using the Lorax as the inspiration, it was wonderful. When Alex and Sophie get older things like the Chronicles of Narnia and the Dark is Rising are definelty on the list as is the Taran the Wanderer series. My only fear it that my children are going to want to read their own books before I am willing to give up reading to them because I want to read the books myself.
Music wise, I also listen to a lot of music of a wide variety both cheesy and classical of which both myc children are already being exposed to. I would love for my children to be able to play an instrument and do languages if they are interested in them. There is so much that I am looking forward to doing with my children and I am really glad that many o those things have already started with Alex. I just love it when he asks for Winne the Pooh rather than Hairy McLeary as a bed time story- and yes I do mean the classical Winne the Pooh. I am looking forward to reading to him from my grandmothers copies like my mother used to do for me. Although I did get a modern copy as well because I don't yet want to let him near my grandmothers copies in case he reuins them.