Monday, April 12, 2010

Lessons from Sesame Street

Have you noticed lately on Sesame Street all the celebrities that keep popping up telling us about different words and demonstrating their meanings? I don't know if it was just last season that they started this but they've definitely ramped it up for the 40th season let me tell you (seems everyone from Law and Order SVU had a go, and does anyone but me find it unusual that Ice-T would be an appropriate choice?)

Well it appears to be working! In one episode a couple of weeks ago David Beckham and Elmo explained the meaning of persistent. Now my 4 year old tells me she's not being annoying, she's being persistent when she asks for the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over...... if I ever see David Beckham or Elmo walking down the street, we'll be having stern words!

I started looking for the clip on You Tube, but I found this instead, it has no relevance other than the celebrity angle, but I nearly wet myself watching it.... is it just me or are Rickie Gervais just a little scary?

1 comment:

  1. I too have noticed this happening and have questioned how appropriate some of the celebrity guests are (Chris Brown anyone? a man convicted of beating his girlfriend??) But you are right about the vocabulary expansion!