Kids grow up.  After a point they may not be asking how to get to Sesame Street, but how to get away.  I know it seems like a shock to read that from a site called Sesamestreetelmostore.com, but it is a fact of life.   Sesame Street has a intended audience that includes toddler, preschoolers, and very young elementary aged children.     I believe most at Sesame Street accept that fact, and wish all their former viewers well as those big kids build on what they learn from watching the program over the years.

Parents do not want to lose the valuable skills that were taught or reinforced by watching Sesame Street.  So while the children are still hungry, direct them to different learning opportunities.

You can always find some other great educational programming on PBS for your children.   Although PBS does stand for Public Broadcasting Station, another great meaning could be Positive Brain Stimulation (Yes I love PBS).  They are go-to source for educational programming for children and adults.    To check out some of the programs that are available you can visit PBSKids.org.  They will have some shows that may not be available on any of you local PBS stations, but your local PBS station website should have the available program posted online.
Building on what you child learns on Sesame Street also means to continue to foster a love of reading.  We have heard it said so many times that we sometimes take it for granted.  Children, like adults enjoy doing what they love.   People will do more often when it is something they love.  Creating an environment when they will enjoy reading is the key.  For some children it will be a little bit harder but most children can find some things that they enjoy.  
First, children should be introduced to books as early as possible; during the infant stage would be great.  If you have not started reading to your child, starting now is better than never. They may not listen to the whole books, but incorporating it into their lives will make it feel natural.   Reading daily or as often as possible is another key point.  You can also make your child feel special by getting him/her a library card.  Many public library systems do not have an age requirement for children for a library card as long as there is a responsible parent or guardian signing for the card.  When you go to the library allow your child to find books that have topics he enjoys.  Picking out one or two that they may not have considered, but looks interesting is also a good idea.
Moving beyond books and television, we can also explore some online learning opportunities.   There are a ton of online sources and more are continuously being added.   Some online resources:

  • PBSkids.org
  • Starfall.com