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It wasn’t always so obvious that young children are like sponges soaking up everything around them. Not until the 1960s did academic consensus emerge around childhood experiences having a powerful impact on adult life. This new understanding lead to government funding for nutrition and education programs for kids, and the advent of public television programs like Sesame Street and ‘Mister Rogers’’ Neighborhood.