all-new program, not to be confused with Sesame Street Toddler
released some years back by The Learning Company, is part of an
early learning series starring characters from Sesame Street. Big
Bird, Elmo, and Cookie Monster star, and familiar voices can be
heard, in this software title that teaches alphabet, number,
shape, and color recognition skills.
Street Toddler has a lot going for it. Besides the characters
themselves, early learning skills are thoroughly explored, the
soundtrack is fun, and some design elements are very pleasing.
Children choose from six main activities, and each contains a nice
variety of games and demonstrations. In the shapes and colors
activity, for example, children first receive a demonstration of
basic colors with Big Bird in which colors are named. Then, they
move on to a game with Elmo in which they test their skills--they
are given 3 blobs of color and are asked to find a specific color.
Next in line is a demonstration of basic shapes with Cookie
Monster, and a find-the-shape game follows. After this, kids
combine colors and shapes in an explore mode, and then are tested
with a game in which they must find specific colors and shapes.
The Alphabet activity is similarly designed. Children progress
through levels that have them identifying letters of the alphabet,
letter sounds, beginning sounds, and more. The numbers 1-10 are
similarly explored. A People in Your Neighborhood activity allows
kids to watch video clips about people and their professions, and
sounds of animals, musical instruments, transportation vehicles,
and more are explored in another. Finally, a basic art activity
has children placing stamps of objects and shapes on a background.
Because this program is designed
for toddlers, it lost some points for some design issues. While
many toddler software titles require limited mouse skills,
children need to point-and-click in order to enjoy Sesame
Street Toddler. The inability to click through character
speech will be fine for patient children, but may frustrate
others, particularly those with limited mouse skills.
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- If your child's name is
on the list, Big Bird will speak it.
- Much of the fun and
humor of Sesame Street is captured.
- More content-rich than
many toddler software programs available.
- Lovable characters and
- Encouraging feedback
- Some learning concepts,
like letters and numbers, are explored thoroughly.
- Some slow transitions.
- Requires more advanced
mouse skills than many toddlers can handle.
- Some learning concepts
are too advanced for the age group.
||By: Encore Software