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Sesame Street: Ready for School!

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Elmo makes starting school look like a blast.

Movie NR 2007 45 minutes
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Sesame Street: Ready For School!

My 3yo watched this before preschool. Where was Cookie Monster? My 3yo missed him a lot. It didn't have anything accurate about preschool. Elmo didn't learn his letters, have a nap, or have to deal with the fact that he would lose his morning nap. I prefer Lily and Tad's getting ready for school.

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Scenes at the school, with its bevy of storybook characters like Jack and Jill and Peter Piper, include the usual delightful Sesame Street humor aimed equally at adults and kids. While Elmo is extremely enthusiastic about starting school, not everyone else is; Baby Bear (David Rudman) worries about what his family is doing without him, and Gabi reminds Miles how shy he was in kindergarten. It's nice that the DVD acknowledges that not everyone will be as happy as Elmo on their first day, in a way that will make such kids feel understood.

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