A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
As is typical for Sesame Street productions, there's an educational element. Raising money for a good cause takes teamwork, perseverance, and hard work, but with Cookie Monster at the helm, raising money can be fun. The health benefits of exercise are modeled and discussed by chef and athlete co-host Eddie Jackson.
Come together to do good things. Competitions can build communities. Exercise helps build a person's body and their connection to the people around them. Make a plan to work toward success. Teamwork makes the dream work. It takes a village to raise a child. People can push through anything if they have each other. Hard work gets you closer to your goals. Having fun can inspire people to work together. Show good sportsmanship even if you lose.
Positive Role Models
All of the adults in this show are kind, supportive, helpful. The parents who started a local track team for the benefit of the neighborhood kids model commitment to bettering their community. The adults show that there are winners and losers of a competition, but everyone can enjoy the process. Adults model good sportsmanship and a positive attitude.
All of the main characters in this show are Black men, women, and children, representing working people and people who have experienced success.
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Products & Purchases
This show features Sesame Street characters, who have market appeal.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Cookie Monster's Bake Sale is a special starring Sesame Street's hungry monster, Cookie. In it, there's a baking competition meant to raise money for a community track and field team. Eating sweets is a focus, as per Cookie Monster's norm, but great fun is had by all participants. Teamwork and perseverance are not only modeled but are talked about in helpful ways by adults and kids.
Is It Any Good?
The adults are having as much fun as the kids in this fun, altruistic baking show, which makes it a good bet for young kid and adult viewers alike. The great chemistry between Cookie Monster and chef Eddie Jackson sets a giggly, festive tone in Cookie Monster's Bake Sale. Meanwhile, the kid and grown-up contestants in this show model joyful service to a common cause. This fun special is a positive contribution to the Sesame Street legacy.
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