Sesame Street

App review by
Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Stellar clips (and games!) right at your fingertips.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational value

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.

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Consumerism

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.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Sesame Street Go is library of Sesame Street clips organized by character and content. Besides watching the hundreds of clips, kids can also play interactive, educational games featuring Sesame Street characters. No subscription or registration is required, but parents (or teens over 13) can create an account to save favorites and viewing history. No personal information is requested from kids, but general location along with usage data is collected. The privacy policy explains in detail the information collected and how it is used.

User Reviews

Parent of an infant and 2 year old Written byCupcake Mom August 15, 2016

Sesame Street Go...

It's Jillian-Mae's favorite next to Daniel Tiger's Day and Night... Sesame Street Go! On the way to playgroup, on the way home from playgroup, w... Continue reading

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What's it about?

With SESAME STREET GO kids can watch videos featuring their favorite Sesame Street characters as well as a featured clip each week, navigating easily from the start screen filled with large character icons. They can also choose ABCs or 123s or play interactive games for more directed learning. With a parent account, kids can save favorites or go to their viewing history to replay or continue favorites. Parents can also navigate to specific learning areas to find specific content or search by keywords.

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can watch together and talk about the content of the video clips, including what the characters are doing, thinking, and feeling.

  • The videos cover a broad range of preschool content, which parents can enhance through reading with kids, involving kids in daily tasks, and talking to kids to develop verbal skills and vocabulary.

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