Exciting news is coming for all who enjoy Sesame Street. New Sesame Street apps are now available on the iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com), including Sesame Street TV episodes, Movies, Apps, Music and Podcasts.
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution will release 12 Sesame Street titles available for permanent download including “Elmo Loves You,” “Abby in Wonderland” and “Being Green.”
Wanting to promote learning, the “Learn Along with Sesame” series which is a collection of online educational resource videos featuring the Sesame Street Muppets and Podcasts which are available as free downloads to all iTunes customers. Also available on itunes is the TV series episodes which are available in English and Spanish. To find Sesame Street content, visit www.itunes.com/sesamestreet.
“We are so pleased to offer our fans Sesame Street content on iTunes, where families will be able to select from a wide array of educational media experiences with the furriest and funniest characters in the world,” said Scott Chambers, Sesame Workshop’s Senior Vice President, Worldwide Media Distribution. “The spirit, humor and learning of Sesame Street are delivered right to your home computer, iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.”
Sesame Street fans will be able to enjoy three new Sesame Street apps produced by the award-winning design and innovation consultancy (IDEO), joining the “Count with Sesame” series which debuted for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The new apps will feature Rosita, Bert and The Count encouraging Sesame Street friends to love with numbers with some fun new games.
In “Rosita’s Jump Count,” Rosita jumps rope and counts in English and Spanish as you jump from uno to 100. You just hold the device in hand, stand up and jump! This Sesame Street app encourages movement and learning. As your child jumps, Rosita counts and the corresponding number appears on the screen using the built-in accelerometer in the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. There are two formats in two languages—one where Rosita gives you a target to reach and the other where you can jump as many times as you can.
In “Bert’s Bag,” Bert’s collections are kept in brown paper bags. What’s inside? You must open the bag and shake out the contents to find out. Help Bert count the silly and surprising items including marbles, toy cars and, of course, bottle caps in each bag.
“Count TV” features nine classic Sesame Street videos such as “Queen of 6” and Alistair Cookie in “1 Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Choose a number on The Count’s remote control to start counting the objects featured in the video.
“It’s easy to do math at home or anywhere with your preschooler,” said Chambers. “These latest apps featuring the Sesame Street friends encourage you and your child to look for simple objects to count, measure, and organize. You’ll find that numbers can take you on many unexpected adventures.”
“Rosita’s Jump Count” is available for $1.99, “Bert’s Bag” and “Count TV” are available for $2.99, from the App Store or at www.itunes.com/sesamestreet.
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Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 140 countries, and other acclaimed shows to help bridge the literacy gap including The Electric Company and Pinky Dinky Doo. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.