Play with Me Sesame

TV review by
Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media
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Lovable Muppets invite preschoolers to play along.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 3 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Encourages preschoolers to express themselves and interact with others.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series adds an important building block to the educational value of the original Sesame Street series by encouraging little ones to think and interact with the show's characters.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBrett.matheny November 30, 2019
Parent of a 6, 10, and 14-year-old Written byKako January 18, 2015

Noggin Does It Again

I love all Noggin shows, but this one stands out along with "Oobi" and "The Upside Down Show." It's funny like its predecessors "S... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byamandamay3711 November 25, 2018

Underrated old characters mas major appearances! Elmo doesn't appear as much.

Ernie, Prairie, Bert and Grover are all major characters! Perfect! But for those who are completely anti-Elmo, He only appears in 1 or 2 inserted segments each.... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byBigbillyboy August 21, 2012

Ehhhhh...It's OK.

It's not as good as the original Sesame Street,but it'll still do.It is pretty fun,and very edacational.But if you wanna see a better yet show,your be... Continue reading

What's the story?

Noggin's lively interactive series PLAY WITH ME SESAME combines classic Sesame Street footage with new segments in which Bert, Ernie, Grover, and Prairie Dawn invite preschoolers to join them in games and activities that involve things like imitating sounds, practicing words and expressions within a specific context, matching colors, dancing, creating art from food, and much more. Young viewers learn to express themselves and are introduced to fundamental concepts critical to reading, developing creativity, math, and science. Young viewers are encouraged to voice their answers and discoveries out loud, preparing them for interacting with the real-life playmates they'll meet in school. Some activities introduce children to computers. For example, Bert shows viewers how to arrange oatmeal in a bowl into an artsy design, then he encourages kids to go online at and create their own oatmeal masterpiece.

Is it any good?

Like the time-tested Sesame Street series, Play with Me Sesame is one of the most wholesome and enlightening programs out there for toddlers, and you can't beat those funny, adorable Muppets when it comes to learning while laughing. Not only do kids get to revisit classic skits they might have seen on the original show (which could be great fun for parents as well), they also get a chance to "talk" with the characters during the new segments, which really engages them and makes the viewing experience even more fun and valuable.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about each episode's games and activities. What kind of game did you play with Ernie (or Grover, or Prairie Dawn)? What did Bert teach you to do on the computer? Can you show me some of the things you learned?

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