A new study has reported that children in Indonesia who watch Jalan Sesama, the Indonesian counter-part of Sesame Street, had improved educational skills and healthy development, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Over a 14-week period, the children who had the greatest exposure to Jalan Sesama improved significantly in literacy, mathematics, early cognitive skills, safety knowledge and social awareness, compared to those with no or low exposure to the program. The study is available online in advance of publication in the International Journal of Behavioral Development.
Sesame Street first began in the United States and is now seen in several different countries across the globe. Each of these partner Sesame Street programs are designed for the cultural needs of the region. No matter the location, each of the programs have the same goal of helping you children develop early learning skills. Jalan Sesama is one of many Sesame Street programs that have had a positive impact on young children.