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Elmo's Monster Maker

Your created Muppets play with Elmo in real video.

What parents need to know

Educational value

While Elmo's Monster Maker is a lot of fun and can encourage creativity, we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of play

The app is super-easy to use. Toddlers will have fun using it.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Sesame Street characters appear in the app, but neither the show, nor other Sesame products are marketed through the app.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Elmo's Monster Maker is a Sesame Street app that is more for fun than for hardcore learning. The app features video of Elmo and a selection of faceless muppets waiting to be customized. Kids can choose from a good number of eyes, noses, horns, hats, etc., and make a muppet all their own. The created muppets will the interact and play with Elmo in real video footage.

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What's it about?

Kids design their own monster puppet, adding eyes, a nose, and hat, and then play with their monster. They can take a picture of their creation, make their monster dance, or see a short skit with their monster and Elmo. The graphics are impressively realistic, and the backgrounds and body parts are updated seasonally.

Is it any good?


ELMO'S MONSTER MAKER is a great app. The video on it is truly amazing. You will create a muppet monster, choosing the eyes, nose, hat, and so on, but when that monster plays and dances with Elmo in the videos, it looks totally real. There's a real wow factor for young kids (and frankly, adults may think it's pretty neat, too). The interplay between Elmo and your custom muppet will also be genuinely funny. It may feel a bit short, but with so many possible combinations and so many potentially new and different monsters, there's plenty of replay value.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Subjects:Arts: playing
Skills:Creativity: imagination, producing new content
Release date:January 28, 2010
Category:Kids Games
Publisher:Sesame Street
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.3 or later

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Kid, 12 years old August 1, 2012


This would prob scare little kids its monsters you know.
What other families should know
Too much violence