A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn preschool academic and social skills watching the well-respected educational videos and interactive games. Learning areas include arts, emotional development, health, literacy, logic and reasoning, math, science, and social development, with dozens of featured videos and interactive games for each area. The clips are part of the televised program but give parents and kids a way to get the specific content they want to see. If kids are learning the number 4, for example, parents can easily find a video for that number. Kids will learn and be entertained with Sesame Street Go, and parents can feel good about the content -- and may enjoy it themselves.
Ease of Play
Easy to navigate. With a free account, parents can create a favorites list for easier playback.
Products & Purchases
No ads or purchases in app (though the iTunes store says there are in-app purchases). Sesame Street characters are cross-marketed with toys and other product lines.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
An app populated with hilarious clips of Sesame Street characters is a preschooler’s delight, but make it well-curated, browsable, and searchable and you’ll have parents singing of sunny days. The original incarnation of the app required a subscription and played entire episodes, but the newest update canned the full episodes and in-app subscription in favor of free access to all the clips. The main interface is totally kid-friendly with large character icons and themes, but parents can hone in on specific content through the learning areas. And in Sesame Street fashion, the videos are entertaining for the adults watching, too. Though videos can be added to a favorites list, there's no way to create custom playlists, which would make a good thing even better.
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