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Sesame Street: Learning About Letters
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on December 2, 2008
Format: DVD
Sesame Street has great content, but I am frustrated with the navigation issues (they are the same for many of the Sesame Street DVDs -- read reviews). You are forced to sit through commericals for Sesame Street, you can't fast forward or jump to the main menu. My toddler loses interest while I have to wait until the nav shows up to press the play button. Best to start the DVD and then wander back when you want to see it. A shame they messed it up -- the best kids DVDs go right to the menu.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2009
Format: DVD
This dvd opens with a 2 minute long unskippable ad. Fast forward, menu, title -- All disabled.

We don't watch it, because I have to watch the ad to be around to press play.

Video content is not bad, I guess.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2014
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
I was very disappointed by this dvd. It's only about 15 min long (which, I guess if I'd read a little more closely I would have seen...?) However, LOGICALLY I would have assumed that each letter got more than a brief little sketch, given the many years of programs Sesame Street has to draw from. I love the older Sesame Street, but this dvd is a bit of a dud.
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92 of 112 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
If you are looking for an introduction to letters for your child, this is a wonderful video. Through entertaining skits and a variety of visuals, the Sesame Street Gang go through the alphabet while coming up with words that begin with each letter. The sequence of photos of street signs and billboards which zero in on each letter in order is a real favorite with our 28-month old and has led to his interest in street signs and letter recognition in our own neighborhood. The pace is leisurely enough for toddlers who are just learning sounds, yet contains enough music and animated sequences to capture the attention of squirmy kids--if you happen to have one of those. Please note: There is no Elmo in this video, which to my mind is a plus but may be a disappointment to rabid Elmo fans.
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52 of 64 people found the following review helpful
Format: DVD
This is the oldest, and probably the best, Sesame Street ABC video currently available on DVD. Big Bird and Telly Monster take us on a tour of the alphabet, illustrating each letter with a word. Intercut with this material are a variety of classic filmed and animated pieces. These include...

* Leana Horne sings the alphabet song
* Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie"
* An animation in which a fairy illustrated words beginning with F
* Kermit shows us how to draw the letter M.
* Cookie and Herry sing an M song about all the tasty food that begins with M.
* Ernie and Bert sing the L song.
* An animation in which a wizard transforms himself into things that begin with the letter R
* Letters Everywhere ( where the individual letters of the alphabet are identified in street signs -- a definite highlight for most toddlers )
* An animation illustrating the letter V in which a villian tries to steal a vase.
* A sweet, low key alphabet animation in which the letters are transformed from a variety of illustrations.

...plus some additional minor animations for letters such as G, H, K & O

The video ends with Luis reading a story about a king who banishes the letter P with predictible problematic results.

The fact that the entire alphabet is recited several times in different and entertaining ways makes this the most thorough, and likely most effective, Sesame Street ABC video. It's also notable that the video packs a great deal of quality material into a mere 30 minutes.

One final note, the video pre-dates Elmo which will be a plus or a minus depeding on your and your toddler's tastes.
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54 of 68 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
My 24-month-old son has a speech delay. He knows only about 15 words, even though he's been receiving speech therapy. Imagine my surprise, then, when he started holding up his alphabet blocks this week and saying the names of several letters out loud! I've been playing this video for him every morning while he eats his breakfast, and he's obviously been learning. He can say the names of about eight letters, and can identify most of the rest by pointing if I ask him to. He's now pointing at letters everywhere ... on the box of diaper wipes, in his books, everywhere ... and saying the names of the letters out loud. He loves this video, and so do I. It reminds me of the Sesame Street shows I used to watch when I was a child. (Put it this way ... I like this video so much, I'm buying a second one in case the first one wears out!)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2015
Format: DVD
very boring even for kids it doesn't hold their attention at all so they learn nothing
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2013
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
We did receive a Sesame Street DVD but it was the much older 'C is for cookie' DVD with Cookie Monster on front. Which is fine by us! It's a great learning tool for our 2 year old who has mastered the abcs!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2015
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
Dvd was scratched up and didn't work at all.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2014
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
wasn't working when it arrived.
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