Sesame Street

Telly Learns To Catch A Ball

Season 40, Episode 83 of 100

While everybody's playing catch on Sesame Street, Telly sadly admits to Baby Bear that he doesn't know how to catch a ball. Baby Bear assures Telly not to worry and tries to teach him how to catch. Much to Telly's disappointment, he keeps missing, even after trying to hold out his hands and keep his eyes on the ball. Baby Bear, Rosita and Maria all try to help Telly with a few more strategies to catch a ball but no matter how hard he concentrates, Telly keeps missing the ball. He thinks that perhaps he should just give up when all of a sudden, Baby Bear comes back with the Manager of the New York Yankees, Joe Torre. Torre encourages Telly by telling him that he is doing everything right but since catching can be a hard thing to learn, he just needs to keep practicing. As Torre leaves, he throws Telly a beach ball and Telly catches it! Telly is thrilled that he caught the ball, and now wants to keep practicing more with Baby Bear. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Learning about coping w/ emotions, physical health, task persistence, self-esteem, what the body does, friendship, helping, and the geometric form: triangles. Guests: Joe Torre - (New York Yankees Manager) and Allan Houston - (New York Knicks)

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
1/17/2008
5 p.m.
1/18/2008
6 a.m.
1/18/2008
noon
1/19/2008
5 p.m.
1/20/2008
6 a.m.
3/6/2008
noon
3/6/2008
5 p.m.
3/7/2008
6 a.m.
3/8/2008
noon
3/8/2008
5 p.m.
3/10/2008
6 a.m.
4/21/2008
noon
4/21/2008
5 p.m.
4/22/2008
6 a.m.
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