Sesame Beginnings: Exploring Together DVD
Share this video with your child and explore together using your senses! Sing along with Elmo and his dad to the "Smell a Smell Waltz." Taste new foods with Cookie and his Grammy in "Teeny Tiny Taste." Laugh with Prairie Dawn and Big Bird as they explore the world around them. All of the five senses come alive in Exploring Together, which is filled with delightful songs like "Look, What's That?" and great activities for you and your baby. With Sesame Beginnings, every time you and your baby laugh and connect over a silly song or a funny game, you encourage your child's curiosity and interest in learning.
Very young children instinctively use their senses to explore the world around them and find sensory games fascinating. In Exploring Together,
Matt Lauer and his daughter Romy read a story about the five senses and begin to explore which body parts are used to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. As they read, the Muppet babies are discovering their own senses while playing, singing, and going about their daily lives. When Elmo smells the banana pancakes his Dad is cooking in the kitchen, Elmo's Dad sings a "Smell a Smell Waltz" and makes a game of exploring the different smells around the house. Prairie Dawn and her Mom use their sense of hearing to play hide and seek and go on a treasure hunt around the house to see "what's making that noise" while Baby Bird and Nani Bird search for a lost toy and play games involving sight. Baby Cookie Monster pleads for a "Teeny Tiny Taste" of his Grandma's fruit salad and explores his sense of taste as only Cookie Monster can. Interspersed between Muppet segments is footage of real life children and their caregivers using their senses to explore a wide variety of everyday objects like plants, sand, and food. The bonus "Here's an Idea" segments offer parents a selection of sensory games to play with their children, parenting tips, and commentary about what concepts the Muppet babies are learning in specific scenes of the show. (Ages 6 months to 3 years) --Tami Horiuchi