Preview: Iftah Ya Simsim series

An Arabic version of kids' show Sesame Street

Preview: Iftah Ya Simsim series

Kids’ beloved friends are coming back with the locally created and produced Iftah Ya Simsim, a show that’s based on the ever-popular Sesame Street, with a host of new, colourful people and places.

Episodes will revolve around three main themes (relationships, respect and resilience) with a focus on kids’ emotions and the effect they have on the child and their surroundings.

From anger, sadness and happiness, to the more complex loneliness, guilt and jealousy, the show simplifies concepts through subtle messaging presenting some important lessons for little ones to learn.

The 52, 20-minute episodes will teach kids all about developing social skills and behaviors, self-respect and respect for others as well as resilience in the face of hardships through a host of engaging characters – including the much-loved Cookie Monster (Ka’aki) and Grover (Gargour).

Iftah Ya Simsim’s format includes studio-based muppet and animated “number of the day” and “letter of the day” segments, songs, live-action shorts and stories.

Sweepin’ the clouds away, on my way to where the air is sweet, can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.

An Arabic version that’s based on Sesame Street

Tonnes of messages for kids

Elyan Mouarkesh

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