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Mr. Bloom's Nursery TV Poster Image
age 4+
Fun gardening series teaches kids about sustainability.
Network: YouTube
(2011)
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Mister Maker’s Arty Party TV Poster Image
age 4+
Creative kids' crafting series teaches art and entertains.
Network: YouTube
(2015)
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Mister Maker Comes To Town TV Poster Image
age 4+
Fun visits from expert inspire preschoolers to get creative.
Network: YouTube
(2010)
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Thank You, Omu! Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Lovely art adds to sweet tale of food, community, gratitude.
By Oge Mora
(2018)
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Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively, info-packed tour of breakfast in 12 countries.
By Alice B. McGinty
(2019)
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Meal Monsters App Poster Image
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age 4+
Cook up some family fun, but some concoctions may be a miss.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Kindness saves unfriendly street in fun holiday story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Julie's Greenroom TV Poster Image
age 4+
Delightful series teaches young kids about performance arts.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Dumb Ways JR Boffo's Breakfast App Poster Image
age 4+
Fun but repetitive cooking game unlike original Dumb Ways.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen App Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet word-building with TV friend; vowel toys optional.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Wimzie's House TV Poster Image
age 4+
Friendly puppets, excellent interpersonal messages for kids.
Network: PBS, Online
(1997)
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Tiggly Chef: Preschool Math Cooking Game App Poster Image
age 4+
Wild recipes add up to math fun, with hybrid toys or not.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Toca Kitchen 2 App Poster Image
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age 4+
Open-ended cooking game lets kids play with their food.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Shiny Bakery App Poster Image
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age 4+
Adorable baking game mixes math, creativity, and sharing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Sesame Street: Solve It with Elmo, Abby & Super Grover 2.0! Game Poster Image
age 4+
Science learning with Super Grover 2.0 is fun and silly.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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Elmo Loves 123s App Poster Image
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age 4+
Kids learn numbers with beloved Muppets.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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MyPlay Chef Lite App Poster Image
age 4+
Free cooking app with some fun interactive moments.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series TV Poster Image
age 4+
Bland spin-off of Henson series has some positive messages.
Network: NBC, Disney Channel
(1987)
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Toca Kitchen App Poster Image
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age 4+
Imaginative cooking game with no rules is just right.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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