Sesame Street and ADHD: Emotional Self-Regulation Exercises

Sesame Street and ADHD: Emotional Self-Regulation Exercises

Whether you’re 4 or 74, chances are you know how to get to Sesame Street. Since its debut in 1969, “Sesame Street” has defined educational television, delighting generations of kids (and their parents) with its friendly Muppets, diverse cast, and honest, comforting lessons. Through the nonprofit Sesame Workshop, the show uses research-backed curricula to teach social skills, emotional regulation, and the academic building blocks that prepare its preschool audience for school, independence, and more. During its 43rd season (2012-2013), the show’s creators began to overtly focus on executive functioning and self-regulation and executive function skills. Research has shown the importance of these fundamental skills for...

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