Sesame Street Platinum: All-Time Favorites

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Cynthea Riesenberg, Common Sense Media
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Perfect tunes to enjoy in the car with your kid.

Parents say

age 2+
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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Brightly-colored muppets introduce kids to acceptance of the differences among us in "Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange)" and "Bein' Green."

Violence & Scariness

There are no violent images.

Sexy Stuff

The album has no references to sex.

Language

All of the language is age-appropriate.

Consumerism

The album includes the TV theme song, and the tunes are sung by Sesame Street characters, but there are no obvious product tie-ins.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

The album does not refer to alcohol or drugs.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that if you're driving around with your kid, you could do much worse. The fun tunes may bring you back to your own childhood.

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Parent Written byTheLaws February 5, 2010

A favorite

We keep this in the car. My son still likes it after a year. Some songs are educational or have positive messages. Some are just silly.

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What's the story?

From its ambitious title to the cheery cover art -- Big Bird and Elmo, mouths wide open in front of a recording mike -- SESAME STREET PLATINUM: ALL-TIME FAVORITES sends the message that it will show youngsters a good time. And the album does not disappoint. In \"Lambaba,\" the Count (with The Singing, Dancing Lambs) counts lambies up to 40. Grover offers a gentle introduction to independence in \"What Do I Do When I'm Alone?\" Set to a terrific jazz beat, \"Put Down the Duckie\" is just plain fun. Best of all, the tunes are simple, upbeat, memorable, amusing, and often educational.

Is it any good?

Just about everyone's favorite Sesame Street song is included here, from the TV show theme song to Jim Henson (as Ernie) singing "Rubber Duckie," to Prairie Dawn praising the beauty of "Little Things." The album's 20 songs cover a variety of moods and tempos, all with the distinctive stamp of Sesame Street, assuring parents that their kids will be entertained in a way that's creative and instructive.

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