I grew up on Sesame Street. My kids grew up on it. I loved all of the characters, but always thought Cookie Monster was just too funny. My youngest loves Elmo. The digital magazine that Sesame Street just released sounds like it will be lots of fun! Here’s some more info about it.
SESAME STREET’S FIRST DIGITAL MAGAZINE FOR IPAD HITS NEWSSTAND
New York, NY, March 27, 2014 – Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization, today announced the launch of Sesame Street S’More, a new digital publication for families and Sesame Workshop’s first offering on Newsstand. The first-ever Sesame Street interactive magazine app for iPad, Sesame Street S’More presents child-friendly theme-based issues, which provide preschoolers fun ways to learn letters and numbers, be creative and build listening skills with Elmo, Big Bird, Grover and other favorite characters.
Every page of Sesame Street S’More features read-aloud narration and present educational games, puzzles, stories, videos and more. Each issue includes a wide range of activities, varying from memory games to letter tracing and mazes. Children earn badges for activities they complete within each issue. A parent section also provides tips associated with each activity to help increase learning opportunities for children both on and beyond the screen.
“Sesame Street has a 40+-year tradition of creating educational and fun magazines for preschoolers, so re-imagining all of that rich content for the digital world is a natural fit for us,” said Jennifer A. Perry, Vice President, Worldwide Publishing. “Based on research with families, we created Sesame Street S’More to offer interactive hands-on activities about ABCs, 123s and other important early learning skills. We also filled it with read-together moments, humor and music so that families can enjoy a variety of experiences together.”
The premiere issue features the theme Love & Friendship and is brought to readers by the letter V and the number one. Some of the activities include a match game, a story about best buddies Big Bird and Snuffy, an animated video, and the ability to record your own voice in many different languages.
Sesame Street S’More is published bi-monthly and available for $3.99 per issue or by subscription at $2.99 monthly. An annual subscription of six issues is available for $15.99 for a limited time. A free “lite” version is also available. The app is currently exclusive to Newsstand and is optimized for iPad.
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the landmark television program that reaches millions of children every day in more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere reach their highest potential. Delivered through a variety of platforms, Sesame Workshop develops research-based content – including television programs, books, games, mobile apps and community engagement initiatives – that supports early childhood learning, helps prepare children for school, and addresses developmental needs. The Workshop’s programs are tailored to the needs of specific regions and focus on topics that help young children and families develop critical skills for lifelong learning. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.