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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Play All Day with Elmo is a collection of play-related segments from previous Sesame Street episodes featuring Elmo. Along with celebrity guests Jack Black, Taye Diggs, and Zoe Saldana, Elmo explores different preschooler-friendly games such as Red Light, Green Light and moves and dances to music from around the world. Fans of other Sesame Street characters should note that only Elmo appears in this collection.
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What's the story?
In PLAY ALL DAY WITH ELMO, Elmo (Kevin Clash) introduces different fun, preschool-friendly games such as Red Light, Green Light, "Elmo Says," and patty-cake. He also encourages viewers to get up and dance with a fun round of "Freeze Dance" and introduces us to different instruments and sounds from South America. Celebrity friends of Elmo also introduce different shapes and concepts such as transportation.
Is it any good?
Young preschool fans of Elmo will delight in this music-filled collection of Sesame Street segments, though older preschoolers may lose interest before the end. Unlike some Sesame Street segments, the ones featured here lack any narrative or plot, only showing an individual concept or idea, so those looking for a story line might be a bit disappointed. But interactive segments and Elmo's encouragement will keep younger viewers engaged.
Parents will love the focus on movement and getting up and grooving, along with the focus on showing kids from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures. And music fans will enjoy all the fun music and sounds.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the guests on Sesame Street. Why do you think the show has celebrity guests? What does it add to the show?
Elmo shows many ways to get up and move, such as dancing and jumping. What are your favorite fun ways to get moving?
Who is your favorite Sesame Street character? Why is he or she your favorite?
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