This series delivers academic and social education that prepares kids for grade school. Since its premiere, the show's base curriculum has been set by academic research on preschoolers. Encore episodes focus on music and art and how these tools can be used to develop the whole child - the cognitive, social, emotional and physical attributes. In addition, "Elmo's World," which looks at the world through the eyes of a 3-year-old, continues as a featured segment. Themes include birthdays, pets, teeth, families, games and more.
Frankly It's A Habitat (#4295H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Big Bird is eating a hot bowl of soup on a cold day outside Hooper's store. Freddy Flapman, from Flychert Real Estate finds Big Bird and tries to convince him to migrate somewhere warm. Freddy Flapman tells him that he might like living in a new habitat. Big Bird thinks it would be fun to see pictures of these other bird habitats, but Freddy Flapman has a better idea! Why not a virtual tour? First, Freddy Flapman takes Big Bird to the beach where there are pelicans and gulls and beautiful ocean views. Big Bird decides that, although he likes to visit the visit the beach, he doesn't want to live there. Freddy Flapman then transforms Sesame Street into a big swamp! Big Bird learns all about this habitat, where owls and ducks like to live, but decides it's not the right one for him. Freddy Flapman pops up again. This time Freddy Flapman claps his hands and Big Bird's nest area is turned into a beautiful rainforest! Big Bird likes it. The rainforest is warm and colorful and has animals of every color and size. In fact, Big Bird likes it so much he wants to move there! Big Bird begins packing and waving good bye to all of his friends on Sesame Street. Just as he is about to leave, Big Bird's friends remind him of all the things he would miss if he migrated to the rainforest. Big Bird realizes he can't leave Sesame Street, after all this is where all of his friends are. Big Bird decides to stay put, Sesame Street is where he belongs!
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Grandparent's Celebration (#4417H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Elmo is disappointed his grandparents will miss the Grandparents Celebration but feels better after spending time with Baby Bear and Rosita's grandparents. Educational Objectives: Social/Emotional Development
The Princess Story (#4418H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Rosita helps Abby and Zoe think outside the "fairytale" box as they imagine and make up a story together. Educational Objective: Literacy, Cognitive Reasoning
Elmo and the Monarch Butterfly (#4268H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Elmo and Telly are reading the book Fascinating Facts About Insects. First they see two ants, and after looking at them through their magnifying glass, they learn that ants never sleep. Next they see two ladybugs and learn that ladybugs smell with their feet. When a butterfly flutters in, they wonder where his friends are and worry that he is lonely. Elmo decides to pretend to be a butterfly so he will have a friend, but the butterfly won't come over to Elmo. Telly checks the book and learns that butterflies go through a metamorphosis, or a big change, which is made up of 4 stages-starting as an egg and changing into a caterpillar then a chrysalis and finally a butterfly. Maybe if Elmo pretends to go through the four stages, the butterfly will think Elmo is a butterfly and be his friend. It works and the butterfly flutters over and lands on Elmo. They head over to Hooper's for a snack, and after checking their book, they learn that butterflies actually drink nectar from flowers or juice from fruit. Chris prepares them a snack of sliced oranges and they watch the butterfly drink with his proboscis, which is a curly little thing that unrolls and becomes like a straw that he drinks through. As Elmo begins drawing a picture of his new friend, Chris explains that he is a Monach butterfly. All of a sudden lots more Monarch butterflies flutter in and Telly checks the book and explains that Monarch butterflies migrate, or move, when the seasons change. The weather is just too cold on Sesame Street in the winter. Elmo is sad that his friend is leaving, but he will always have his picture to remember him by.
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Sock Chaos at the Laundromat (#4241H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chris is doing his laundry at the Sesame Street Laundromat. When he is folding his clothes, he discovers that a sock is missing. All socks come in pairs so he needs to find the matching sock. Abby appears and has a new "two trick" that turns one thing into two things. Abby waves her wand and makes a pink polka dot sock appear but it doesn't match Chris' striped sock. Abby tries another trick called the "more trick" that her mommy uses when she needs "more" of something. Four different socks appear - an argyle sock with diamond shapes, a white gym sock that does jumping jacks, a baseball playing red sock and a baby sock. They don't match Chris' striped sock either, but they do sing and dance "the five-sock conga". Just then, another customer at the laundromat finds a sock which got into her laundry by mistake. It's Chris' matching sock! Chris rushes out of the Sesame Street Laundromat with the five socks congaing after him looking for a new home and a warm drawer to curl up in. THEME: Mathematics K / 5
Help-O-Bots (#4406H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Telly, Rosita, and Elmo pretend to be robots to try and help Chris at Hooper's Store. Educational Objective: Cognitive Reasoning
Sesame Street Abby Makes Seasons Change (#4191H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chris is enjoying the beautiful Spring weather as Elmo races to tell Chris that he found a sled in his closet and is going to go sledding! Chris reminds Elmo that it's Spring and that there is no snow. Elmo has to wait for the seasons to change! Elmo wishes it was Winter so he could go sledding again. Abby pops in and hears Elmo make a wish. Abby recites a weather spell to change the seasons. But instead of changing the weather to Winter, she changes it to Summer. The blossoms are all gone and the arbor is filled with green leaves. Baby Bear and Telly who were playing a game of tag are now too hot to play. Abby tries again. This time she recites the weather spell and it becomes Fall! It's windy and the leaves have changed colors. Abby gives it one more try and it works. It's freezing outside! There are no leaves on the tree and Baby Bear has fallen asleep! He's hibernating until Spring. Elmo is excited it's Winter; now he can go sledding! After talking to Chris Elmo realizes that changing the seasons wasn't such a good idea after all. Chris explains that that the seasons have to come in their own time. Abby recites another magic weather spell and Sesame Street is transformed again to a perfect Spring day. Hooray! Now they can enjoy the gorgeous Spring weather!
Every Plant (#4426H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Stinky thinks that he must not be a plant when he is excluded from the book, Every Plant that Ever Was. The author of the book, Dr. Rosenbloom, visits Sesame Street to investigate if Stinky really is a plant. Educational Objective: Science
Don't Get Push (#4402H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Telly, Baby Bear, and Rosita are playing school, and Telly is the teacher! He asks someone to come up to the board and write the letter of the day, the letter "T." Very excited, Rosita pushes Baby Bear as she makes her way to the blackboard. Telly explains that it was not okay for her to push Baby Bear. Rosita helps Baby Bear back up and apologizes, saying that she was so excited that she must have pushed him over without thinking about it. Telly thinks this is a good time to bring in the safety chickens who sing about respecting one another and explain that you shouldn't hit, kick, or push. Baby Bear and Rosita understand the rules and get back to playing school. Rosita gets excited and pushes Baby Bear two more times. She tries to apologize again, but Baby Bear does not like being pushed and does not want to play anymore. Rosita wants to try to control herself and stop pushing, but she doesn't know how. Gordon walks by and suggests that whenever she gets excited or frustrated, she can stop and hug herself. Rosita wonders if it will work and asks Baby Bear if he will try playing with her again. He agrees, and school is back in session. Rosita starts to get excited again, but quickly says "Stop!" and hugs herself instead of pushing Baby Bear. It worked! Rosita then gives a hug to Baby Bear for being such a good friend.
Goodbye Pacifier (#4264H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Curly Bear is unsure about giving up her binky, so Elmo tries to help. He remembers when he had a binky and how hard it was for him to say goodbye to it too. The first thing he tried was putting all his binkies in a box for Leela to give to her sister's new baby, but he missed his binkies so much that he searched around his room and found another one. Next, he tried exchanging his binky for a stuffed bunny at Hooper's Store, but that didn't work and he traded it back. Next, he tried leaving it for the binky fairy. Elmo put his binky under his pretend pillow, and Abby did her magic and turned the binky into a dollar bill, but then Elmo took that dollar and bought another binky with it! Baby Bear asks him how he finally gave up his binky, and Elmo explains that he had a talk with Gordon about being a big monster and trying to only use his binky sometimes until he finally wouldn't want it anymore. Then, they sang a song about saying goodbye to his binky, and at the end, Elmo was finally ready to give it up. After hearing the song, Curly Bear realizes that she is ready to say goodbye to her binky too, and hands it over to Baby Bear. Everyone is very proud of her, and she feels great about her decision.
Count Tribute (#4411H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
The Count is running late to accept his Noble Prize for Counting. His friends on Sesame Street try to stall the judges by pretending to be him and solving a counting problem. Educational Objectives: Mathematics
Bears Try to Hibernate (#4193H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
There is a porridge shortage on Sesame Street! Telly runs to tell Baby Bear, but when he finds him, he is getting ready to hibernate until springtime when there is porridge again. What is Telly supposed to do for five months without a best friend? Telly and Baby bear set up a play date for the spring when Baby Bear wakes up. Telly says goodbye and the bears try to go to sleep, but they are not tired! First, they try counting, but that does not work. Then they call Max Bear, a hibernation consultant. Max Bear arrives and tells the bears that their cottage is too warm. They must go outside where it is cold. The bears look for an empty cave or hollow tree and sing all about bears. Finally, they find a flower bed that they can dig a hole and sleep in called a den. Telly and Chris see the bears digging and go outside to check on them. Max Bear says that they should eat something before they hibernate. Chris suggests cereal and goes to Hooper's Store. When Chris comes back, they try the cereal and like it! In fact, the cereal is so good that they decide to eat it all winter long and not hibernate! Hooray! Baby Bear happily eats the cereal while spending time with his good friend Telly.
Judy and the Beast (#4419H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Judy needs to find the perfect, unique beast for her story. She tries out many, but finds that a horse is just right for the job. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation
3 Cheers for Us (#4420H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Zoe, Elmo, Telly, and Slimey are the Sesame Street Cheerleaders - they just need to find someone to cheer for. Educational Objective: Emotional Development
Failure to Launch (#4257H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Hubert the Human Cannonball comes to Sesame Street to be launched out of a cannon, across the yard, and into a bucket of blue gelatin. He starts to set up all his stuff in the arbor and takes out a ruler so he can make sure the bucket is exactly five feet from the cannon. Baby Bear helps him measure it, Elmo and Telly help him into the cannon, and?drum roll please?there's a poof and Hubert tumbles out. Baby Bear measures the distance, and, to the dismay of Hubert, he has flown zero feet. They figure out that his cannon is broken and try to come up with another way to launch Hubert five feet to the bucket of gelatin. Telly comes up with the bright idea to try his toy catapult. So they set Hubert up, launch him, and then measure. Once again, Hubert is disappointed - he has only gone two feet. Elmo comes up with a new idea to make Hubert go further and comes back with the Big Bad Wolf, who can make houses fly! He blows and Hubert takes off. This time the distance measures only four feet,. Baby Bear thinks he can engineer something just forceful enough, and designs and builds a launcher for Hubert using a giant rubber band. It works! Hubert lands precisely five feet away, right into the bucket of blue gelatin - and the crowd goes wild.
Telly Gets Jealous (#4401H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Telly and Baby Bear are outside playing with their pets. Telly tries to get his hamster, Chuckie Sue, to make squeaky noises, eat out of his hand, run on her wheel, and play a shapes and colors game, but Chuckie Sue does not do any of those things. Telly becomes upset when he sees that Baby Bear's pet, Ralphie, can speak Spanish, make squeaky noises like a hamster, make his own snack, count, AND knows his shapes. Telly exclaims that he is tired of hearing about Ralphie and calls Baby Bear a show-off. He does not want to play with them anymore and storms off. Gordon asks Telly if everything is okay, and Telly explains that he is feeling angry because Ralphie can do things that Chuckie Sue can't, and he wishes he had a parrot just like Baby Bear. Gordon explains to Telly that what he feels is jealous, and that it is normal to feel that way. Telly wants to apologize to Baby Bear but doesn't know how. Every time he sees Baby Bear and Ralphie he gets so jealous he can hardly talk. Gordon suggests a strategy to help Telly calm down. He can try putting his hands on his belly and saying "Stop!" Then, he should breathe in and out slowly and tell himself to calm down. Telly does this and thinks he is now ready. He finds Baby Bear and tells him that he is sorry for calling him a show-off. He was jealous, wishing he had a parrot, too. Baby Bear accepts Telly's apology and explains that they are best friends and Telly can play with Ralphie any time he wants. This helps Telly not feel so jealous anymore. It really is a best friend's kind of day!
Baby Bear Hates Tee Ball (#4423H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Papa Bear is excited to teach Baby Bear T-Ball, but Baby Bear would rather draw the ball than hit it. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation
Firefly Show (#4410H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Baby Bear and Telly have trouble trying to catch a firefly and must problem solve to figure it out. Educational Objectives: Cognitive Reasoning
The Wedding Planner (#4424H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Elmo helps Zoe problem solve and pull together the final details of Rocco's wedding. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation (EF)
Camping Show (#4293H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Chris and Elmo are excited to be camping in the woods! They unpack their camping supplies and take out two sleeping bags and two canteens. One sleeping bag and canteen for each of them. Next, they take out four hotdogs and marshmallows. Elmo gives two hotdogs and marshmallows to himself and two to Chris. Suddenly, a beaver emerges from the woods. Elmo asks Chris if the beaver can stay for dinner. The beaver explains that he doesn't eat hot dogs and marshmallows but likes to eat bark. Next, two turtles come along. Elmo invites them to stay for dinner, too. Chris brings them a pile of green leaves and dandelions. Just when everyone is about to eat their dinner, two raccoons appear. Chris disappears into the woods and emerges holding acorns and berries for the raccoons. It is finally time to dig in when four ducks fly by the camp fire. They have just migrated back from Venezuela. The ducks decide to stay for dinner and tell Chris what they like to eat- snails, leaves, and bugs. Chris goes into the pond and brings back water plants. Finally, Chris, Elmo and all the animals eat dinner! Elmo and Chris both agree they should have a sleepover like this every night!
The Flood (#4276H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Gordon and Susan are getting ready to go to sleep after a long day when they suddenly hear water gushing. When they look out the window, they see Ernie and Bert float by on their beds. While Susan rushes off to tell Maria and Luis about the flood, Gordon brings Bert and Ernie inside their apartment. As he and Susan try to settle them down to sleep, Luis and Maria tackle the water pipe leak in the basement. When Oscar pops in to "help," he startles Maria and the valve handle falls into the water. Oscar happens to have a snorkel on, so he dives under water to look for the valve handle which has a circle in the middle. First he pops up with a tricycle tire which is shaped like a circle, but clearly won't work as a valve handle. Then he pops up with an old flute. When Maria tries to use it as a valve handle, she observes that circles in the flute actually fit over the circle on the valve. Maria stops the big leak! Maria and Luis then turn to the plumbing blueprints to guide and help them fix the broken pipes. They see that a curvy piece of pipe is missing and Oscar once more dives down to see what he can find. After popping up with a straight paintbrush and a curvy straw which won't work, he finds a vacuum hose. Maria bends it into the right shape and uses it to fix the leak! Finally Ernie and Bert fall asleep as Maria and Luis come upstairs to tell everyone the good news and how Oscar helped save the day!
Pogo Game (#4421H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Telly trains with a famous pogo coach to help him win at the Pogo Games. He learns that he just needs to believe in himself to do his best. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation
Rosita's Abuela (#4415H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Rosita's Spanish-speaking grandmother is on Sesame Street. Maria helps Rosita deal with her feelings about speaking a lot of Spanish around her friends and having to always translate for her Abuela. Educational Objectives: Self-Regulation
Fetch The Letter I (#4227H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Telly and Elmo are sitting at a table building letters with their new "Letter of the Day" kit. They use one long piece and two little pieces to make the letter "I". Elmo and Telly imagine things that begin with the letter "I" such as igloo, insect, and iguana. Suddenly, Iggy the dog, who is supposed to be fetching a stick with Rosita, comes and takes the letter "I!" Telly and Elmo chase Iggy, but can't catch him. How will they get him to drop their letter "I?" They think hard and decide to go incognito, or in disguise, as leafy bushes. The bushes make Elmo's nose itch. When he sneezes, he blows their cover and scares Iggy. They think again and come up with another idea: they will tickle Iggy's nose. This works, but the letter "I" goes flying, bounces off of Telly's head, and lands back in Iggy's mouth. They think again and decide to give Iggy doggy ice cream. Just when Iggy goes to eat it, Telly tries to grab the letter but Iggy snatches the letter and runs off. As they continue chasing Iggy, they run into Rosita. Iggy returns the letter to Rosita, since he thought they were playing fetch the whole time! Telly and Elmo realize Iggy inspired them to think of lots of "I" words and they sing all about the incredible Iggy! THEME: Literacy I / 20
Simon Says (#4405H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Telly has to practice paying attention, listening and controlling himself to prepare for a Simon Says Competition. Educational Objective: Self-Regulation (EF)
Counting Booth (#4208H) Duration: 58:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Uh-Oh! The Count has to leave his Counting Booth and has no one to watch it while he is gone. Luckily, Elmo and Abby agree to become the official Counting Booth Counters while he is away. They immediately have their first visitors, the Three Little Pigs. They ask to be counted one by one to make sure they are all there. Next, Old McDonald brings his chickens to the Counting Booth. He wants them to be counted in pairs- the same way The Count counts them. But Elmo and Abby are hesitant; they have never counted by two before! Maria comes along and shows them how to count by groups of two. Suddenly, Baby Bear runs in to the counting booth holding ten boxes of crayons with five crayons in each. He explains that he doesn't know how many crayons he has all together. Elmo is nervous, he has never counted by fives, but with the help of Maria, Abby and Elmo they are able to count each box by five. Next, Snuffy and Big Bird can't figure out how many fingers all the birdkeeters have together. Elmo and Abby suggest counting by five, but Maria has a better suggestion. Why not count by ten? Elmo, Abby, Big Bird, and Snuffy count by ten all the way to eighty! Finally, Super Grover runs in. He needs a count down to fly off and save the world! With some help from Super Grover and a number line, Elmo and Abby are able to count down to one as Grover blasts off. The Count returns as Abby and Elmo share about their new counting abilities!