Did you know that the first episode of Sesame Street was broadcast today in 1969? The producers of the famous show wanted to create a show that would do more than just entertain children, it would help them prepare them for school and learn about the world around them. Some of the familiar characters include: Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Grover, Bob, Maria, Luis, Gordon, and many others. There have been more than 4,300 episodes of Sesame Street produced!

We hope that you have a “Sunny Day” at school. Remember to think kind thoughts, use kind words, and do kind things. We Love You.

Bonus Facts: Sesame Street was the first children’s television show that used research and science to create the content for the show.

The show has won 8 Grammy Awards more than 150 Emmy Awards.

Sesame Street is broadcast in more 140 countries around the world; there are about 20 international versions of the show.