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Count TV

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Classic Sesame Street skits and point-and-count interaction.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids will learn to count and identify numbers 1 through 9. The repetition of counting in each song reinforces the numbers and makes learning to count fun and easy. When kids touch items to count them, hearing the number and seeing the numeral build number literacy. No quizzes or tutorials are necessary in this preschool-friendly and appropriate app. Sesame Street fans of any age will enjoy watching the skits and learning to count with Count TV.

Ease of play

Kids watch the videos and tap to count when instructed to do so.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

The app features clips and characters from Sesame Street, but makes no attempt to market either the show or any of its related merchandise.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Count TV is a cute counting app from Sesame Street, hosted by the vampiric muppet, Count von Count. He presents kids with a remote control, which they use to press any number from 1 to 9 to watch an interactive Sesame Street video clip.

What's it about?

COUNT TV combines classic Sesame Street number-of-the-day skits and some point-and-count interaction. The Count (Ha-Ha-Ha!) holds out a control pad of numbers from 1 to 9 so kids can choose a number. They then watch a little skit or song that incorporates that number and interact in some way to point and count objects.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Count TV makes excellent use of classic video clips from the Sesame Street TV show. Parents will probably recognize several of the clips, which include great sketches like "Monsterpiece Theater." During each clip, there's a point (or possibly several) during which the action freezes and the Count instructs kids to count the items on the screen. The clips themselves are worth the price of admission; the interactive counting just adds to the value.

Families can talk about...

  • The songs will stick in parents' heads, so take advantage of that and sing them with your kids -- even when they aren't playing the app.

  • Incorporate the lovable Count into your kid's play and count everything, just like he does.

  • Kids (and parents) who enjoy the counting songs may also enjoy They Might be Giants' Here Come the 123s.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Subjects:Math: counting, numbers
Skills:Thinking & Reasoning: memorization
Price:$2.99
Pricing structure:Paid
Release date:February 18, 2011
Category:Educational Games
Size:35.90 MB
Publisher:Sesame Street
Version:1.3
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Educator Written byPKalltheway August 31, 2013

Worth the cost!

Taught my three year old to recognize his numbers in a quick and fun way! (Would have to sit next to an outlet to play, due to running my battery down!)
Kid, 8 years old February 7, 2015

Educational!

When I am a parent, I would let my kids play this. Because it is educational.
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