Developed by the Children's Television Workshop trusted experts in early-childhood education, Sesame Street Baby and Me encourages parents to be actively involved in their child's development. Twelve activities entertain children with sing-along songs, cause-and-effect explorations, and an entertaining introduction to colors, shapes, animals, and more! Sesame Street Baby and Me features LearningBuddies technology! That means Big Bird and his Sesame Street friends act as LearningBuddies, tailoring the program to your children's changing needs while keeping them entertained and encouraged. (Ages 1-3)
This two-CD set consists of two older Sesame Street titles: Let's Make a Word! and Get Set to Learn! The activities introduce children to vocabulary, spelling, sequencing, ordering, memory and problem solving. The software has great graphics and strong kid appeal. In Get Set to Learn!, five carefully structured, multiple-choice style games are hosted by "America's Favorite Game Show Host," Guy Smiley. Each game has four levels of play which automatically adjust in challenge, and children are rewarded with fun, animated prizes. If they have trouble, the games get easier and hints are provided by the Sesame Street Characters. The activities are very well designed in the way they ask children to sort, count and classify at progressively more complex levels. In the Kooky Cookie Game, Cookie Monster helps children put cookies of different colors and shapes in a specific sequence (e.g., A-A-B-A-A-B). Dunk or Dare is a game where Oscar helps children count, add and subtract up to 20 items. In Count it Up, Up, Up!, Big Bird asks children to count as many as 40 objects in his tree. The CD's flaws include long transitions and no record-keeping. The second CD has children join Guy Smiley in his game show, Let's Make A Word. As contestants, kids can choose from six Muppet playmates and four discovery sites (farm, construction, park and restaurant), resulting in 24 possible activities. At each venue, Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and others introduce concepts such as beginning letters and sounds, rhyming words and spelling. Rosita even teaches kids a bit of Spanish vocabulary. Features include free exploration and guided play, clues and automatically adjusting difficulty levels.
Teaches: computer skills, letters, numbers, phonics, early math, Spanish
Age Range: 4, 5, 6 Copyright © 2000 Children's Software Revue -- From Children's Software Revue® -- "Subscribe Now!"