I’ll admit it, Cookie Monster has always held a place in my heart. I even got to meet him last May at the PBS Annual Meeting (click here to see that post). And this wee, his FIRST special airs on PBS Kids (check your local listings).
In “The Cookie Thief,” a cookie art museum has just opened on Sesame Street.
Surrounded by beautiful cookie paintings, like “Girl With the Cookie Earring”, the “Muncha Lisa,” Cookie Monster and his friends feel as if they’re in a whole new world. But when art suddenly starts to disappear, Cookie Monster quickly becomes a suspect. Can Cookie Monster clear his name? Will they find the missing art in time or will Cookie Monster be banished from the museum forever?“The Cookie Thief” is a fun, action-packed one hour special in which Cookie Monster explores self-regulation concepts – such as impulse control, following directions and managing emotions. Rachel Dratch shows up (love her) in the special.
PBS Kids recently sent us a kit to celebrate this.
We screened the special and my kids loved it. While we haven’t broken out the paint set yet, we decided to make cookies in honor of this special.
Those cookies were good (we put halved chocolate bars on top).
And we also read the Cookie Monster Book that was in our package.
New episodes from SESAME STREET will also premiere on PBS KIDS during the week of February 16 (check local listings). On digital platforms, PBS KIDS will also debut new content from SESAME STREET in February. “The Cookie Thief” clips and the full-length special will be available starting February 16 on pbskids.org/video, the PBS KIDS Video App and on PBS KIDS on Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire and Roku. A new “Cookie Thief”-themed game will also launch on pbskids.org/sesame in early February. Parents can also download Cookie Monster’s Challenge, an app designed for children ages 3-5 that builds on SESAME STREET’s 45th anniversary season’s curricular focus: self-regulation and executive function skills that teachers identify as critical for school readiness. Available on iPad, Kindle and Android tablets, Cookie Monster’s Challenge offers a series of games designed to engage children and challenge them to practice self-control, focus, memory, following directions and problem-solving.
Since its debut in 1969, SESAME STREET has provided millions of families with trusted, engaging content, and has earned extensive critical acclaim. More moms watch SESAME STREET than any other preschool program and SESAME STREET has won more Emmy Awards than any other show in TV history.* More information about SESAME STREET is available at www.sesamestreet.org andpbskids.org/sesame.
“The Cookie Thief” Airdates and Additional New Season Episodes Descriptions
(Viewers should check local listings for more details.)
“The Cookie Thief” – premieres Monday, February 16 and repeats February 18 and 20
“Chaos at Hooper’s Store” (#4519) – premieres Tuesday, February 17
Alan and Telly use math to figure out how to take care of The Old Lady Who Lives in a Shoe’s 12 kids when she drops them off. Educational objective: Math/Self-Regulation
“Bert’s Sign Painting Challenge” (#4520) – premieres Thursday, February 19
Chris helps Bert calm down as he struggles with letters that look similar while trying to pass Vincent Van Stop’s sign painting test. Educational objective: Literacy/Self-Regulation
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