Video: It’s Autism Awareness Month, and to honour it, Sesame Street is showing us how to better support kids on the spectrum. They’ve released a few new short videos featuring Julia, the show’s first character with autism.
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Video: Before How It's Made there were Sesame Street's video factory tours: The peanut butter factory dubbed with bluegrass, the postage factory printing dog stamps, the chewing gum factory narrated by excitable children, the '70s-arse cheese artisans, the boisterous hamburger bun factory. The smell of Crayola still makes me think of the clicky-clacky marimba soundtrack from the crayon factory. Each video helps you understand the basic process behind a manufactured item, but it also helps you appreciate the workers who handle the process, and just how skilled their work can be. And the soundtracks and narration leave a specific visceral impression that the bare footage couldn't convey alone.
Sesame Street has always been a medium for education -- and not always just for kids. In this five-minute clip, the likes of Cookie Monster and uh, Luke Piewalker, show us a number of ways to control oneself in the face of temptation -- in this case a co-pilot shaped like a delicious chocolate-chip biscuit.