As reported by Animation Insider the longtime Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie will soon be starring in their own claymation program as part of Sesame Street’s 39th season on television. The educational intent behind the program, made up of five-minute segments, will be to take children beyond counting to building math and computational skills. “According to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the memorable brand, research shows that while all young children have knowledge about everyday arithmetic, language skills can be a barrier for them to explain their mathematical thinking. It is here where Sesame Street looks to become a bridge for youth suffering from a mathematical language deficit, establishing strong mathematical reasoning skills, in a variety of easy to understand formats, for its viewers.”