The Best of Sesame Street

Decades after the show premiered, kids are still falling in love with Elmo, Big Bird, and all of the characters who live on Sesame Street. And parents love it too. It set the standard for high-quality, easily accessible, educational entertainment for kids. The characters, songs, and stories have expanded from television into books, apps, games, movies, and more, inspiring kids to learn in every format. We've gathered together some of our favorite Sesame Street media from the past 50 years that includes ABC's, 123's, and great character-building lessons for kids all over the world. For more excellent picks for preschoolers, check out these Educational TV Shows for Kids.

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TV

Sesame Street

age 2+

Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains.

Network: PBS, HBO Max (1969)
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MOVIE

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

age 3+

Sesame Street fans will love this sweet movie.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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APP

Elmo Calls

age 3+

Favorite character delivers fun, supportive messages.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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APP

Elmo Loves ABCs

age 3+

Learn the alphabet with tracing, puzzles, videos, and songs.

Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2011)
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APP

Elmo's Monster Maker

age 3+

Your created Muppets play with Elmo in real video.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2010)
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TV

The Furchester Hotel

age 3+

Friendly Muppets solve guests' problems in lively series.

Network: BBC, Universal Kids (2014)
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APP

The Monster at the End...

age 3+

A fun adaptation of the classic Sesame Street book.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2013)
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TV

The Monster at the End of This Story

age 3+

TV version of beloved Sesame book helps kids face fears.

Network: HBO Max (2020)
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TV

The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special

age 3+

Superb Sesame special teaches anti-racism to preschoolers.

Network: PBS Kids, HBO Max (2020)
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APP

Sesame Street

age 3+

Stellar clips (and games!) right at your fingertips.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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MOVIE

Sesame Street: Abby in Wonderland

age 3+

Abby chases a red rabbit into a fun fairy tale for all ages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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MOVIE

Sesame Street: Be a Good Sport

age 3+

Cute collection of sports-related lessons for preschoolers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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MOVIE

Sesame Street Elmo's Playdate

age 3+

Cheerful special celebrates virtual fun and friendships.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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MOVIE

Sesame Street Kids' Guide to Life: Big Bird Gets Lost

age 3+

Teaches kids what to do when they're lost.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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MOVIE

Sesame Street: P Is for Princess

age 3+

These princesses don't need a prince! Perfect fun for pre-K.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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TV

Sesame Studios

age 3+

Delightful YouTube shorts have quality content for tots.

Network: YouTube (2016)
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TV

When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special

age 3+

Role playing reinforces affirming themes in fun TV special.

Network: HBO (2018)
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APP

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

age 4+

Adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2013)
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APP

Elmo Loves 123s

age 4+

Kids learn numbers with beloved Muppets.

Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2015)
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MOVIE

The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special

age 4+

Elmo, Abby and gang celebrate neighborhood diversity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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