"Go, Diego, Go! is an educational television program, aimed at children from the ages of three to five. The show is a spin-off of Dora the Explorer, one of the most acclaimed show on MTV Network’s Nick Jr.. Go, Diego, Go! continues Dora’s bilingual educational television for children.
At Go, Diego, Go! I work as a research intern. On Tuesdays, I work to plan and prepare for research with young children later in the week. Wednesdays and Thursdays are the most important days. I usually meet the research team at 8:00 AM to visit an elementary school and conduct research.
When we arrive at the schools, I set up the research environment, strategically placing potato heads, puzzles, markers and paper around the space. More importantly, I take notes on the children’s interactions with the show and record the children’s responses to "group comprehension questions" at the end of the episode.
Not only has this internship taught me about the research and production of a children’s educational television show, it has also taught me a great deal about communicating with superiors in a professional setting".
Currently Sarah is drawing upon her Go, Diego, Go! experience to research and create a children’s book about adventures in NYC. In addition to the book, Sarah is creating an extensive documentary film about her research with four and five year-old’s about the book, both prior to and after its creation.
To see and hear the Go, Diego, Go! theme song, check out this unfortunately low-quality YouTube video: