SesameStreet.org

Website review by
Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media
SesameStreet.org Website Poster Image
Brought to you by the letter "F" -- for fun.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

Kids can learn about numbers, letters, colors, shapes, and more from hundreds of videos and games featuring their favorite Muppets. Like the beloved TV series, SesameStreet.org introduces little ones to preschool and early elementary math and language concepts. Grover, Elmo, Ernie, and the rest of the gang also teach life skills, from brushing your teeth to dealing with feelings. Songs and art activities allow kids to express themselves creatively. Lively content from a trusted brand makes SesameStreet.org educational and fun for both kids and their parents.

Positive Messages

There are plenty of good lessons on topics like getting along with others, feelings, and appreciating other cultures.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

There's a small "sponsored by" ad at the bottom of each page and a "shop" link that goes to SesameWorkshop.org, which has a Sesame store.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this highly interactive Sesame Street site is a fun, safe, and educational place for kids to play and learn. Parents can set up playlists of videos and games that even pre-readers can navigate through. Downloadable podcasts allow parents to take shows on the road -- or just watch them later. The PlaySafe feature available on some browsers allows parents to lock a playlist or game page so that kids left to play on their own can't get to other Web sites. (Note: We don't recommend preschoolers surf around online, and if they do, parents should be right next to them.)

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 October 4, 2009

iffy for 2

i say iffy for 2 becaus kids that young shouldent be playing on the computor they should be outside playing or learning. plus even some of the sinpilest games w... Continue reading
Parent of a 3 year old Written bychipmunck November 26, 2009

Great Site for the Sesame Street Lover!

I love this website because it uses my childs favorite character (Elmo) to help direct him through different content. Learning games and fun Sesame Street Clips... Continue reading

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

What's it about?

Elmo, Ernie, Grover, and friends have an online home at SESAMESTREET.ORG, a colorful collection of activities featuring the beloved Muppets. Parents who register on the site (user name and password only, no email) can create a My Street page for their child to store playlists -- collections of favorite videos and games. There's also a section of playlists created by Sesame, organized around subjects and educational themes. A special section for parents provides advice on topics like helping kids cope with stressful events and developing healthy habits.

Is it any good?

Kids will have a blast interacting with their furry Muppet friends in the simple yet lively games, while parents will appreciate the breadth of information presented, from tooth brushing for toddlers to simple math and reading for kids about to start school. Slower computers may get a bit bogged down by all the flash animation, but overall, the site is user-friendly, age-appropriate, and easy to navigate.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the topics addressed in the games and videos -- everything from what to do when you have to go to the bathroom to respecting people's differences.

  • Families can also talk about what age is right to use a computer and what are healthy computer habits to get into.

Website details

For kids who love preschool games

Our editors recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential.

Learn how we rate