Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen
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Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen
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What’s It About?
Cookie Monster is baking cookies with letter cookie cutters in SESAME STREET ALPHABET KITCHEN. Kids help make words by choosing a vowel to complete them. They then mix the letters, add color for icing, and see the baked cookie word -- either in the shape of the word or with images showing the word's meaning. Once they've made four related words, kids can "eat" them or feed them to Cooke Monster, who compliments them for sharing. For added fun, kids can add their own picture to the wall in the kitchen, and they can review an art gallery of the words they've baked.
Is It Any Good?
As expected with Sesame Street, the quality, educational value, and attention to detail in this app is top-notch. The option to use the Tiggly Words manipulatives adds some fun and depth to the activity, but it's still totally playable without them. Cookie Monster’s grammar may bother some concerned that his dropped word endings and misuse of "me" as a subject might reinforce poor language skills in a game designed to teach words, but Sesame Street enthusiasts would argue that kids can learn the phonics while recognizing Cookie Monster's toddler persona. The words get more challenging as kids advance, moving from three-letter words to consonant blends and four-letter words. Kids will enjoy customizing the icing colors or adding their photo to the wall, keeping them engaged without distracting them from the words.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can play word games together, playing with word groups by making up rhymes. One says "red" and the other says "bed" and so on.
Use your own letter cookie cutters to make real cookies, or cut out Play-Doh to spell words or names.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: phonics, vocabulary
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: part-whole relationships, thinking critically, Creativity: imagination
- Pricing structure: Paid (Can be played with or without Tiggly Words, which retails for $29.99.)
- Release date: December 1, 2015
- Category: Education
- Topics: Cooking and Baking, Book Characters, Numbers and Letters
- Publisher: Sesame Street
- Version: 1.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
- Last updated: October 5, 2016
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