Next month, the show that millions of us have grown up with and enjoyed for years is bringing its educational content and favorite characters to today’s tech savvy children with two new video games – Sesame Street: Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure and Sesame Street: Cookie’s Counting Carnival.
The video games, exclusively for the Wii, Nintendo DS and PC, help preschoolers learn skills such as letter identification, counting, shapes, and letter sounds while having fun with Cookie Monster, Elmo and other “Sesame Street” favorites. What I think is really unique is that the Wii and DS titles come with specially designed “gameplay helpers” which simplify gameplay controls and make them more accessible for preschoolers with small hands and developing skills. For example, for the Wii the “gameplay helper” is a soft and fuzzy character cover with special grips that slip over the Wii Remote minimizing unnecessary buttons and making it easier and more fun to hold. For Nintendo DS, there is a jumbo click stylus designed for smaller hands, simplifying interaction with the touch screen.
My daughters are really looking forward to these games. They’re on their Christmas wishlists. 😉