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Elmo's Travel Songs and Games

Sesame Street Elmo's Travel Songs and Games

Sesame Street Elmo's Travel Songs and Games is a special that was released in 2011. Special's DVD was also released in the United Kingdom, Australia and Mexico.

Elmo's father, Louie, will drive Elmo and Abby Cadabby to the zoo. Abby and Elmo are excited to go to the zoo. But the road trip will take some time. Elmo and Abby try to make road trip fun with various games and songs. 

Elmo's Travel Songs and Games is not based on a single theme, it is possible to find counting, alphabet and shapes together in the whole video.

The special was written by Christine Ferraro, who is also the author of specials such as "Elmo Saves Christmas", "Elmo's Potty Time", "Elmo's Alphabet Challenge", "C is for Cookie Monster", “All Star Alphabet”, “Elmo's World Happy Holidays”. (And more…)

Some of the segments in Sesame Street Elmo's Travel Songs and Games are as follows:

Go Before You Go is a song that has not been released in any episode before. The song is only featured on Elmo's Travel Songs and Games special. The music video for the song shows that it is necessary to go to the toilet before going on a road trip.

Elmo and Abby remember a game they played in the past. Elmo says he's too young to drive a real car, so he pretends to drive. He asks if Abby wants to do that too. Abby states that she is a fairy and does not need to drive. Then they talk about the importance of wearing a seat belt. Finally, Elmo teaches Abby how to drive an imaginary car.

Elmo offers Abby a new game in Elmo's Travel Songs and Games. A game about noticing the shapes outside by looking through the window of the car. They try to find shapes like rectangles and triangles in a city.

I'm in Great Shape is a Sesame Street song that shows different shapes, and the music video for the song features kids with different shapes in their hands. The song is featured in three specials: Slimey's World Games, Elmo's Travel Songs and Games, Elmo's Shape Adventure.

The Twiddlebugs family is going to Uncle Ollie's birthday. The candy tire of their car breaks. They use a cheese square cracker as a tire. But the square shaped tire won't work. That's why they consider using a circular tire.

Abby says traveling with magic is very easy. Louie says that's not possible for humans. Finally, Elmo and Abby talk about different ways to get from one place to another.

The song I'm Gonna Get to You, is sung by Cecille. I'm Gonna Get to You first aired in Episode 2873 and has also appeared in the following videos: Sesame Sings Karaoke, 40 Years of Sunny Days, Elmo's Travel Songs and Games.

Elmo says that in road trip, the games can be played not only in the car but also in the buses. In a film, a girl and her father look out of the bus and play a game.

Elmo tells Abby about the game of counting blocks. “Forty Blocks from My Home” is sung by the muppet Farley. Forty Blocks from My Home first aired in Sesame Street Episode 2614 and other videos featuring it include: "Rock & Roll!" and "Elmo's Travel Songs and Games".

Louie turns on the radio. The Count is singing. They sing along to the song. Another song playing on the radio is "The Bear Went Over the Mountain". Now Elmo, Abby and Louie sing this song. Meanwhile, in an animation, Baby Bear tries to went over a mountain.

Elmo tells Abby about a game that can be played a car or anywhere: the rhyme game. Ernie and Bert are next in Elmo's Travel Songs and Games video. They play a fun rhyme game. Ernie and Bert appear. Ernie gets Bert to play a rhyming game.

Elmo and Abby play a game about making clouds in the sky look like objects.

Elmo and Abby play an alphabet game this time. They discover the alphabet letters in the city.

In the song “Alphabet Town”, the letters of the alphabet in the town are discovered.

Film: We Got a Hip Hop Beat is sung along with a film.

Finally, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Louie arrive at the zoo. Sesame Street Elmo's Travel Songs and Games ends. However, a road trip is required to return home. That means new songs and games.

You can watch Sesame Street Elmo's Travel Songs and Games video on our website.

Music Sesame Street

Music has been part of the children's television show Sesame Street since its debut on PBS in 1969. For the first time, music was used as a teaching aid in a television program for children; The songs written and performed on the show had specific goals and supported its curriculum. The music on Sesame Street consisted of many styles and genres, but was consistent and recognizable so that it could be played. The producers have recorded and released dozens of music albums; many of the songs have become "timeless classics". [1] To attract top composers and lyricists, CTW allowed songwriters to retain the rights to the songs they wrote, allowing them to make a lucrative profit. Sesame Street book and recordings , recorded in 1970, went gold and won a Grammy. As of November 2019, Sesame Workshop has partnered with Warner Music Group's Arts Music division to reform Sesame Street Records to make Sesame Street music fully accessible. [2]

Sesame Street songwriters included the show's original music director Joe Raposo, Jeff Moss, and Christopher Cerf, and writers such as Tony Geiss and Norman Stiles. Raposo and his music team have created a huge amount of music for the show, including dozens of unique songs on the show. Raposo was inspired by the goals of Sesame Street , especially in the early days of the show's production, and composed hundreds of songs inspired by the curriculum. Raposo has won three Emmys and four Grammys for his work on the show. "Sesame Street Theme" (also called "Sunny Day"), which was called the "siren song for preschoolers", [3] was written by Raposo, directed by John Stone, and written by Bruce Hart. Raposo also wrote "Bein' Green," "Someone Come and Play" and "C for Cookie". "Sing" became a hit for Carpenters in 1973. Moss wrote "I Love Trash", which was featured on the first album Sesame Street songs, and "Rubber Duckie" by the Boston Pops, which peaked at number 11 in the United States. Billboard Hot 100 chart 1971, "I don't want to live on the moon" and "People in your neighborhood."

Performers like Barbra Streisand, Lena Horne, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Simon, and Jose Feliciano have recorded Sesame Street songs. As of 2019, Sesame Street has won 11 Grammys.


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900 early stages of planning and development before debuting on PBS at 1969 used music as a teaching tool. The show's creators recognized that children respond to advertising jingles, so they wanted to capitalize on their characteristics, which included repetition, smart visuals, and brevity and clarity in what they presented to young viewers. [4] [5] For the first time on children's television, the show's songs had a specific purpose and supported its curriculum. [6] The creators of the show understood that music and sound effects are a direct means of teaching children basic skills, and that children learn more effectively when new material is accompanied by a song. [7] Co-creator Joan Ganz Cooney, in her proposal for a new show written in 1967, remarked that children "like the commercial jingles", [5] so many of the show's songs were constructed as television advertisements. Critic Peter Hellman put it this way: “If [children] could read Budweiser jingles from television, why not give them a program that would teach them the alphabet and simple concepts of numbers? " [8]

Cover of Sesame Street book and recording (1970), first album Sesame Street Music

Music on Sesame Street consisted of many styles and genres, but retained its own distinctive sound that was consistent and recognizable enough to be reproduced. [9] "There was no other sound like it on TV," said John Stone, the show's first director. [10] Music has been used to encourage children's dual attention ability, allowing them to follow the action of the show even when they are not actively watching. However, in order to be effective, Gerald S. Lesser, who led the research Sesame Street , stated that because music and sound effects naturally evoke physical involvement, they must be carefully integrated with visual movement. As a result, songwriters avoided pairing music with static visual representations. Auditory cues in the form of music or sound effects signaled the arrival of a character, or the end and beginning of a sequence. [11]

The producers recorded and released its music content early in the show's history to reinforce learning lessons for kids when they're not watching and for fun. [12] Recording albums of a significant amount of the music written for the show, along with publishing books, was the first attempt to generate income and fund shows and other projects The Children's Television Workshop (CTW, later renamed the Sesame Workshop, or SW), an organization that oversaw production of Sesame Street . [13]

Many of the songs written for the show have become what writer David Borgenicht called "timeless classics". [1] To attract top composers and lyricists, CTW allowed songwriters to retain the rights to the songs they wrote. For the first time on children's television, the writers made a lucrative profit, helping the show maintain public interest. [14] Sesame Street Book and Recordings , recorded in 1970, the first of dozens of albums consisting of Sesame Street songs, was also the show's first cast album. [15] The album went gold and won a Grammy. [16] [17] The final track "Rubber Duck" written by Jeff Moss was released as a single and appeared in the US. Billboard Hot 100 chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award. [15] B The Boston Pops performed with the show's cast in a television special aired at 7 p.m.71 years. [9]

Songs and songwriters

Carpenters, one of the many artists who recorded music from Sesame Street . Sesame Street Sesame for classic rock and roll as well as song parodies." [19] The writers love Tony Geiss, who wrote about 150 songs for the show, and Norman Stiles often also wrote his own lyrics to accompany his scripts. [6]

Raposo was taken to Sesame Street by producer Tom Whedon, who was his college friend and roommate, and Stone, who worked with Raposo on other productions. [20] Stone found Raposo's music to be brilliant, melodic and complex, yet simple enough to be recognized and sung by children. According to writer Michael Davis, Sesame Street The signature sound grew out of sessions with a seven-piece band consisting of a keyboardist, drummer, electric bassist, guitarist, trumpeter, wind instrumentalist and percussionist. [21] One of these musicians was drummer Danny Epstein, who became the show's music coordinator in 1970 and has been with the show since its inception. [22] Stone reported that a typical recording session with Raposo, which often lasted three days, [22] was "an experience on the fly, no maneuvering". [3]

Raposo and his music team created an enormous amount of music to accompany the 130 episodes a year, which often included dozens of unique songs on the show. Raposo, who wrote over 2,000 compositions for Sesame Street, , called it a "sausage factory". [16] Raposo was inspired by the goals of Sesame Street , especially in the early days of the show's production, and responded by composing, as Davis put it, "a stack" of curriculum-inspired songs. [23] Davis also stated, "In the early days of production, no one 'understood' the gestalt Sesame Street faster or better than Raposo." [23] The show's researchers reported that they enjoyed working with Raposo and he enjoyed working with them. They also revealed that he would change his songs based on the needs and suggestions of the researchers, as well as the goals of the show's curriculum. [24] Raposo has won three Emmys and four Grammy Awards for his work on the show. [25]

Raposo wrote the score for "Sesame Street Theme", also known as "Sunny Day", which Davis called "hilarious" and "deceptively simple". [10] Stone and writer Bruce Hart were credited as songwriters; Stone considered the song "a musical masterpiece and a lyrical embarrassment". [21] Epstein was responsible for enlisting jazz musician Toots Tielemans to play harmonica for the song. [22] The arrangement of the song has changed about six times, but the lyrics have remained the same over the years. [26] "Sunny Day" has since become what Davis called a "siren song for preschoolers". [3]

Epstein called Moss "a real gentleman", [27] and Cooney called him "a real musical visionary". [27] He wrote "I Love Trash" for Oscar the Grouch, which was included on the first album Sesame Street Songs. One of Moss's most famous compositions for the show was Rubber Ducky ; it was performed by Henson for Muppet Ernie and also appeared on the album. The song was covered by the Boston Pops and hit #11 on the Billboard chart at 1971 and became a hit in Germany in 1996. [18] [28] Moss also wrote I Don't Want to Live on the Moon and The People Next Door. Epstein called his music "simple" but "not simplistic". [27] Moss co-wrote over 70 songs with Raposo. [27]

Raposo also wrote Bein' Green in 1970 again performed by Henson but this time for Kermit the Frog. Davis calls it "Raposo's most played song for Sesame Street ", [14] and has been recorded by several singers, including Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison and Ray Charles. [29] Other notable Raposo songs written for the show include "Somebody Come and Play" and " C for Cookie. "Sing", which Epstein called "monument", [16] was a hit for Carpenters in 1973. [30] Barbra Streisand, Lena Horne, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Simon, and José Feliciano also recorded Sesame Street songs [25]

By 2019, 180 albums had been released, and Sesame Street was awarded 11 Grammys. [31] In 2010, Time magazine compiled a list of the top ten celebrity songs to be featured on the show. The list includes older artists such as Smokey Robinson, Johnny Cash and Cab Calloway as well as newer artists such as Norah Jones and Feist. [32] In late 2018, SW announced a multi-year agreement with Warner Music Group's Musical Arts division to re-launch Sesame Street Records in the US and Canada. For the first time in 20 years » 9 extensive catalog0003 Sesame Street Recordings" were made available to the general public in a variety of formats, including CD and vinyl compilations, streaming and downloads. [2]

Sesame Street Records

Sesame Street Records - Sesame Workshop and Art Music label revived in 2019. The label previously existed from 1974 to 1984 as an independent label.

Children's Television Workshop (CTW; now Sesame Workshop) began releasing Sesame Street albums at 1970 year. Sesame Street Records was founded in 1974. The label was taken offline in 1984. CTW continued to release Sesame Street music in label partnerships, including parody titles such as Sesame Road and Born to add , which spoofed Abbey Road and Born to run . [33]

Sesame Street Records in the US and Canada was relaunched in November 2018 under a multi-year agreement with Warner Music Group's Music Arts division. Full catalog Sesame Street recordings will be fully available for the first time in 20 years in a variety of formats. [2] The catalog was released via the streaming and download platform at the time of announcement. [34] The first releases in 2019 were Letters series on September 21st then All Time Favorites series followed in November with a new holiday compilation. [35] The label plans to release covers of songs and parodies outside of the series, as well as themed compilations on various themes of the show. 9 Aswad, Jam (November 27, 2018). "Sesame Street records to be relaunched by Warner Music and Sesame Workshop." Variety . Retrieved April 6, 2020.

Papers cited

  • Borgenicht, David (1998). Sesame Street unpaved . New York: Hyperion Publishing. ISBN 0-7868-6460-5
  • Davis, Michael (2008). Street Gang: The Complete Story of Sesame Street . New York: Viking Penguin. ISBN 978-0-670-01996-0
  • Gikov, Louise A. (2009). Sesame Street: A Celebration - Forty Years of Life at Street. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. ISBN 978-1-57912-638-4.
  • Lesser, Gerald S. (1974). Kids and TV: Sesame Street Lessons . New York: Old Books. ISBN 0-394-71448-2

My mother is a drug addict. How Sesame Street Explains Adult Problems to Children

Photo copyright, Zach Hyman/ Sesame Workshop

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Carly (left) tells Elmo why she ended up in a foster family

One of the most popular children's shows in the world, Sesame Street - addition - new Carly's character, a six-and-a-half-year-old green fluffy doll, explains to her friends that she lives in a foster family because her real mother suffers from drug addiction.

"My mom has adult issues," Carly tells little Elmo, the bright red Sesame Street character, in one of the clips. And in another, she and 10-year-old girl Salia, whose parents also struggle with addiction, discuss what it is.

This is not the first time Sesame Street has played up important social issues that children may face. The creators of the educational program cite statistics that prompted them to highlight the topic of parental opioid addiction: in the US , 5.7 million children under the age of 11 live with parents who are addicted to opioids.

Sesame Street viewers first saw Carly in May, but only now the makers have revealed that her mother is being treated for an opioid addiction common in the US and many other countries around the world.

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Sesame Street turns 50: what's the secret to the success of the most famous children's show?

Serious problems for children

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services for 2018, 10. 3 million people used opioid drugs without medical reasons, and an average of 130 people die from an opioid overdose every day.

During the 50 years of Sesame Street's existence, the show's characters have spoken to children on a range of social topics. From breastfeeding babies in public to coping with the death of loved ones, what is racism, why some children have foster parents, and some have parents in prison.


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Sesame Street last year was about homeless children


In 2013, Sesame Street in Communities, a widely accessible online educational resource, joined the television version, where parents and teachers can find videos for children in English and Spanish.

New videos about Carly appeared on this site.

What Carly is talking about

"My mom and dad told me that addiction is a disease," says girl Salia in a conversation with Carly doll in one of the videos.

"Yes, it's a disease that makes people feel like they have to take drugs or alcohol to get better," Carly replies. "My mom was really sick and I felt like it was happening only in my family. But now I know a lot of other kids like us. I feel like I'm not alone."

In another video, Elmo tells his father Louis about Carly. He explains that drug addiction is a disease, and Carly's mom had to seek help to stop this disease.

In another video, Carly shares with her friends about her encounters with other children in a similar situation and meetings with other adults her mother attends.

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The Heroes of Sesame Street in New York

Sesame Street appeared on US television in 1969. In Russia, it was shown in the late 90s and early 2000s. Psychologists and children's teachers are directly involved in the creation of TV programs and materials on the site.

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