Sesame Street is an educational children's television series created by Joan Ganz Coney and Lloyd Morrisett. The first episode premiered in 1969 with the help of Jim Henson's Muppets, sparking the creation of the show's production company and nonprofit organization, Sesame Worksh ... Read More op. In addition to producing educational TV for kids, Sesame Workshop has taken its characters from TV to real life in the Sesame Street Official Store. The store offers digital downloads, DVDs, books, music, toys and plush pals, clothing, video games, home goods, and accessories -- all featuring beloved characters such as Abby, Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Count Von Count, Elmo, Grover, Oscar, Snuffy, and Zoe. The Sesame Street Official Store also sells teaching tools to help children learn about anything and everything, from animals, potty training, and healthy habits to the alphabet and numbers.