Building Self-Esteem Videos Via Sesame Street

I have been on kind of a self-esteem and confidence boosting kick lately! And it continues…I was watching Sesame Street today, well I guess I should say that my kids were watching Sesame Street and they played a video that I thought was so inspiring!  It is called “Count Me In” and it is on the subject of believing in yourself.  Not only is it a catchy song, but it shows a very diverse group of people with diverse interests and has a great message to boot.

I added a couple more videos on this theme from Sesame Street and some of their lyrics.  My daughter and I watch the videos from Sesame Street all of the time!  That show constantly impresses me and here are a few examples of why….Enjoy!

“Count Me In”

“I am special

I’m outstanding

I can win

so count me in”

“What I am” By

“Oh! I’m a keep my head up high

Keep on reaching high

Never gonna quit

I’ll be getting stronger.”

“I am Special” By Grover

“I am special

There is no one just like me

no one that has ever been

no one that will ever be

it is the same for you

you are special as can be

you are important, that is right

you are special”

“Don’t Give Up” By Bruno Mars

“Don’t give up… Keep on tryin’
You’re gonna make it, I aint lyin’
Don’t give up, don’t ever quit..
Try and try and you can do it..”


This song teaches little girls that they can be whatever they want when they grow up.  It also introduces them to different careers and their duties.  The song is sung by the same singer as “I love my hair” which is another one of my favorites.  I love the message of the song and expressions on the puppets faces!

“You know I’m a girl

whose gonna change the world

when I grow up, oh what can I be?

well take a look and see

I’m gonna be the best me that I can be

you know I can change the world”

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