|3 year old Jake enjoyed playing |
Sesame Street: Elmo's Musical Monsterpiece
Photo: Maria Adcock
For preschoolers who love using game consoles, it’s important to let them play games that are not only fun, but ideally also educational.
One that achieves both is the new Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece for Wii and Nintendo DS, the newest edition in Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment’s line of award-winning Sesame Street games.
Designed around Sesame Workshop’s early childhood development curriculum, kids will be thrilled to see their favorite characters Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Count von Count and the honkers.
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece engages children through interactive activities and musical education. It encourages music creation, physical and emotional expression through music and dance, exploration of instruments, and introduces basics of music such as mathematics in music (patterns, counting), musical elements, and notation.
The game includes music performed by GRAMMY® award-winning band Ozomatli and includes original songs by the popular Los Angeles-based band. The band’s combination of hip-hop, salsa, dancehall, cumbia, samba, funk, meringue, Jamaican ragga, and Indian rage musical styles provide upbeat tunes for kids to enjoy.
Three year old Jake K. from Huntington, New York, tested the Wii version of Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece. With practice he was able to figure out how to use the Wii remote to participate in the games. Jake said he thought it was fun, and even suggested that future versions should include levels for kids to advance to.
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece for Wii or Nintendo DS is rated ‘EC’ for Early Childhood and can be purchased at retail stores nationwide or via the Sesame Street Online Store for $19.99 (www.SesameStreetVideoGames.com).
Disclosure: Author was not compensated for this post. Author did receive a copy of the game to review for this post. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author. All images courtesy of 360 Public Relations unless otherwise noted.