Our favorite furry Muppets have noticed that kids seem to “visit” them while indoors firmly planted in front of a TV. And while they love it when your kids play and learn with them on Sesame Street, they don’t want their littlest fans turning into lard butts.
Or something like that.
Anyway, Sesame Street has teamed up with the National Park Service to promote the great outdoors. (Can you just hear Emo saying: Yeaaaaa! Nature! right about now?)
Elmo and Murray visit two National Parks: Grand Canyon National Park and the Gateway National Recreation Area, an urban park between New York City and New Jersey. They chat with real park rangers and learn about animals and nature.
The videos are available online at Sesame Street’s website and will be displayed at park visitor centers, according the Associated Press. The videos opens up with Elmo and Murray playing dress up as park rangers and rapping about exploring parks. Each video is around 4 or 5 minutes long.
In fine Sesame Street fashion, the videos are accompanied by downloads to help you teach your child about the same topic. It suggests questions you can ask your kid to help them think about what they learned, and a few activities to do too.