This week's collections object is a Cookie Monster puppet!
With his distinctive voice and fuzzy blue fur, this cookie loving monster is easily one of the most recognizable Muppets. Created in 1966 by Jim Henson, the Cookie Monster made his Sesame Street debut on the show's premiere episode on November 10, 1969. This puppet was produced by Child Guidance in 1980. Part of the proceeds from its sale went to support Children's Television Workshop, the non-profit organization that produced Sesame Street.
Put on your looking eyes and see if you can find it during your next visit! And while you are looking high and low, don't forget to encourage curiosity by asking open-ended questions and engaging your child in the conversation. For example: What does Cookie Monster sound like? Who are Cookie Monsters friends? Or simply share one of your own memories of Cookie Monster and his Sesame Street friends!