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- DVD Release Date: January 21, 2014
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Number of discs: 1
- Language: English
- Studio: Sesame Street
- ASIN: B00GHITV4U
If you have children, or even if you don’t and you’ve spent any time with some, you’ve probably heard “no fair, you cheated” or something along those lines. Maybe you’ve encountered a bad sport? I know I have. We’ve all seen sore losers. “I’m taking my toys and going home.” Or my own personal favorite, “My game my rules”. That one came from my sister-in-law. And there are bad winners too. Wait, what, you’ve never seen a bad winner? Of course you have. “Nanny nanny boo boo.” “You stink”. “Loser!”
Sesame Street: Be A Good Sport seeks not only to entertain children, but also to help reinforce lessons we as parents should be teaching our child. Lessons such as how to play fair, how to be a graceful loser as well as a gracious winner. Here’s the synopsis.
When Abby keeps winning at Hot Potato, Elmo gets frustrated and starts taking the game too seriously. Abby then tells Elmo that she doesn’t want to play anymore, but, since Elmo is still upset about losing, he convinces Telly to help him improve his skills. After training with Telly, Elmo feels ready to try to play Hot Potato again and this time, beats Abby in every round! Elmo can’t stop showing off and is bragging to Abby about how good he is at Hot Potato. Abby is done playing with Elmo, but Elmo is not done proving his new skills. Elmo then challenges Leela to Hot Potato & she quickly realizes the problem. She explains to Elmo that it is okay to be good at something and to feel proud of yourself, but sometimes it is easy to get very excited about winning and get carried away. Winning is exciting, but it is important to remember how your opponent feels when you win. The trick is, when you win – don’t show off; when you lose, don’t get too upset. With Leela’s help, Elmo learns what it means to be a good sport, and then he is able to show Abby that he knows how to be one, too!
In addition to Be A Good Sport there are also two bonus segments on the DVD, “Elmo Learns How To Bowl” and “Winter Worm Olympics”.
My son enjoyed watching this DVD. He loves to play and doesn’t really give a hoot if he wins or loses, he just likes to have fun. The way it should be. This DVD would be perfect for Sesame Street fans of all ages.