Most recently, the world seems quite an unkind place. But how can this be? Muppets are here to rescue the situation and show us how to be kinder. 

 

Muppets On Their Kind Mission

Sesame Street's Season 47. Muppets Kindness

Sesame Street's Season 47. Muppets Kindness

According to the research handled by the Sesame Workshop, 70% of parents and 86% of teachers believe that the world is an unkind place for children. Moreover, kindness rates much higher than educational success in terms of overall success in the future life. Therefore, as Sesame Street has approached its 47th season, they have decided to focus on the “kindness” theme to spread this idea further.

Dr. Rosemarie Tuglio, content and curriculum vice president at Sesame Workshop, firmly states that kindness is innate and we are never born unkind. On the contrary, children learn how to behave poorly only by living through the atmosphere in which they grow up. Both their peers and their parents might be responsible for this kind of personal change that can easily ruin one’s infancy. Thus, Season 47 aspires to show children what the word “kind” really means. Unfortunately, it seems that this term is not presented correctly. So it’s time to change the situation for good and Muppets are the best in the sphere.

Sesame Street's Season 47. Muppets Kindness

Sesame Street's Season 47. Muppets Kindness

For instance, parents use the word “nice” more often. Play nicely, talk nicely, be nice to each other. Of course, it is alright, but strangely, the word “kind” gets frequently ignored. Why is it so? Nobody knows! Then why not create a kind of a brand that would promote kindness?

Throughout the creation of every episode of the season, the production team scrutinizes children’s reactions in order to figure out how to structure further episodes. Consequently, each of them should carry some educational effect to make the children’s world kinder. If you still wonder where are they going to take this effect from, let’s look a bit deeper into the format of the series.

 

How Does It Work?

Sesame Street's Season 47. Muppets Kindness

In fact, it actually involves a very interesting version of educational process. Maybe, it might even remind one of a classroom at school. In the 47th season of Sesame Street, we can witness children’s reactions to what is happening in front of them. It can be either a pre-recorded fragment or a live-action piece. Furthermore, what all children are asked to do is to identify the “kindness” element in each of the pieces. Surely, Muppets are always there to help them do that. This is exactly where that aforementioned educational effect derives from. Step by step, kids get a perfect image of what this word means and how it can be implemented in their everyday life.

Sesame Street's Season 47. Muppets Kindness

Sesame Street’s Season 47 has launched on January 7, 2017 on HBO and it will contain 25 new episodes. Apart from already famous Muppet characters like the Cookie Man, Ebby and Elmo, the series will star some special guests. Hence, you’ll be able to see celebrities like James Corden, Sia, Jason Derulo, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town, Anthony Mackie and Zachary Levi. In order to fully understand how the show’s creators came to dwell upon this idea, you should read this inspirational letter on Season 47 Kindness Curriculum from their official Sesame Workshop website. It is very important to know, that the show’s is not just about simple fun and viewability ratings. Contrariwise, its main goal is to make the lives of children brighter and happier by means of education and entertainment.

 

Adults Warning!

Sesame Street's Season 47. Muppets Kindness

Frankly speaking, this series can result to be a very good unkindness cure not only for the children but for their parents. We must admit that sometimes we feel like the society we live in just keeps on letting us down. In return, we wear our grim grins and join the maelstorm of mutual intolerance. Probably, we all need a “kindness” lesson too?

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