Today Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announced a multi-year partnership with Teaching Strategies, the educational company that publishes The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD.
Learn more at http://sesameworkshop.org/school
There are so many reasons why this is a good idea, some of which you can see from the images above that give some pretty good stats for the cause, but also because investing in children is the only way that our country can learn and grow and find our way to a better place. There are so many reasons to teach kids early. I could list all the articles I’ve read, but it wouldn’t do much good if you haven’t read them yourself. A child’s brain is an incredible thing. The things that they absorb from infancy is phenomenal, and librarians and day care providers and any caregivers should be doing all they can to encourage that growth. This is, of course, in addition to what parents and families should be doing. I firmly think that librarians can and should be a big part of this conversation, not only helping through activities like story times and Mother Goose on the Loose and sing-a-longs, but by helping parents learn about the materials that are out there and available to them, and helping them understand what it can do for their kids.