The interactive series Play With Me Sesame brings children on a playdate with some of their favorite Sesame Street characters: Bert, Ernie, Grover, and Prairie Dawn. Each episode mixes classic Sesame Street footage with newly created games and activities where the Muppets invite children to join in. Play With Me Sesame extends Sesame Street‘s educational mission through opportunities for active learning. The participatory design encourages preschoolers to express themselves creatively, while the games and activities support such cornerstone cognitive concepts as "same" and "different." As an interactive experience, the program helps children cultivate skills and attitudes needed to succeed in the social environment of school.
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Play with Me Sesame - John Tartaglia - Netflix
John Nicholas Tartaglia (born February 16, 1978) is an American puppeteer, actor, singer, dancer, voice artist, and comedian.
Play with Me Sesame - Early life - Netflix
Tartaglia was born in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey, USA, and graduated from Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Tartaglia joined Sesame Street's puppetry team at the age of 16 part-time, making him one of the youngest Sesame Street puppeteer in the show's history. He performed as a right hand and many minor characters, including Phoebe and being the understudy for Kevin Clash's Elmo. He performed Ernie for the second season of Play with Me Sesame and Oscar the Grouch for Sesame Street 4D. He became a full-time part of Sesame Street at the age of 18.
Play with Me Sesame - References - Netflix