Parents' Guide to

Cookie Calls

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Messages from goofy blue guy are both silly and helpful.

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age 3+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 3+


The idea is cute... Let your little talk to cookie monster right? My main concern is the front camera shows my child as he plays just like a video call would. I get that that's the point but on a device that actually has the ability to make video calls how do I know that there's not someone somewhere seeing my child too? In a world of greedy people with inpure intentions, I just don't trust it. I didn't hear anything inappropriate from cookie from listening to my little one play it but we are to private to overlook the possibility of someone seeing us without our knowledge. Same thing with the elmo version.
age 3+

Cookie Calls

Lil' Bit enjoys the calls but the app keeps on crashing and it's really annoying. It also takes up way too much storage. When Lil' Bit doesn't want to do something (such as napping) we can program a message into the call because she'll listen to one of the "Sesame Streets" no matter what.

Is It Any Good?

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COOKIE CALLS features some of Cookie Monster's signature slapstick humor with silly jokes and messages typical of the blue monster. The feature that allows Cookie Monster to leave a message about nap time or other healthy habits is easy to setup and may help reinforce family rules for little ones (although many of the more helpful calls require in-app purchases).

Even though the app is set up to make it appear that kids can do video chats with Cookie Monster, there's no way to actually do that. As a result, some kids may get frustrated if they try to speak to Cookie Monster, and he doesn't respond or stop talking to listen to them. Even if its features may over-promise and under-deliver a bit, Cookie Calls can be a useful app to motivate, teach, and delight Cookie Monster's preschool fans.

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