Sesame Street: Elmo's Magic Numbers
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When Max the Magician (guest star Will Arnett) comes to Sesame Street, Elmo and his friends are excited for a fun magic show! Max makes a scarf appear and cards disappear and Elmo, Big Bird and Rosita are amazed, but Chris points out what Max is really doing is subtraction and addition. This story highlights these math areas and is followed by the rest of a full hour episode complete with additional math and number films as well as favorite segments such as Elmo's World, Murray Had A Little Lamb and The Adventures of Bert and Ernie. Enjoy another full hour of a second math centric story "Hat Day" where Elmo and Zoe have a contest to see who can wear the most hats! Elmo and Zoe must count, estimate and even count by fives. This second story is also followed by the rest of a full hour episode including the spoof "30 Rocks" which has a counting theme. Elmo's World Hats and the classic Pinball Number Count series are bonus extras!]]>
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While parents who want to have "Instant Sesame Street" available for their children will want this volume, and for that it might rate five stars, I could only give it four stars because it's not exactly what is described by its title.
This DVD contains two hour-long (well, actually 58-minutes) Sesame Street shows. None of them actually "stars" Elmo. There are sections with Grover and the other Sesame Street characters And though there are sections dealing with numbers (and the "tips for parents" bonus feature gives suggestions for discussing numbers) it's not all numbers. There's a lot about the weather too! There are a couple of cute musical numbers - my favorite is "Are Rocks Alive?" (note this not about numbers) sung by a 60s style girl group that sounds like it's being led by Darlene Love. And I love the SS parodies and there a wonderful one here: ""30 Rocks", about counting 30 rocks in a pile. But it stars a Tina Fey-sounding Liz Lemon (who is actually in the character of - yes - a yellow lemon!). Very clever, but it only runs four minutes.
Another issue I have is the chapter break markings. Each episode is divided into four chapters but the breaks don't occur where the segments start and end. So if you, or rather your child, wants to return to a section you cannot find it easily. I'm not sure why the chapters weren't set properly.
There are bonuses like an extra episode of the segment "Elmos's World" and a downloadable activity book.Read more ›