Did you know that today is Big Bird’s birthday?
Big Bird is an 8 foot 2-inch yellow bird who represents the typical 6-year-old child. Children understand and identify with Big Bird’s excitement over new things as well as his disappointment when things don’t work out or when he makes mistakes. They also see his willingness to try again, to correct his mistakes, and find solutions to problems through his persistence. (From PBS.org)
Did you know that Sesame Street has been on television for more than 40 years?! I once told a child when helping him find a book that I read “Superfudge” when I was a kid. He looked at me like I was crazy. It can be hard for kids to imagine adults as youngsters.
And guess what? Tomorrow is my birthday. Just to prove that I was indeed once a kid, I’d like to share two pictures: one of me and my little sister at the Georgetown Branch Library in 1981, and one of us with her three daughters in 2011 when I became the children’s librarian there (30 years later!).