Sesame Street has had several different videos games released recently. First, there was Sesame Street: Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure, and Sesame Street: Cookie’s Counting Carnival that were both released at the same time. Each of these games was released for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and the PC. The Nintendo Wii version of the games came packaged with remote control cover especially designed for young preschoolers. The Nintendo Wii versions were accompanied by a larger stylus. Soon after the release there was the Sesame Street: Ready Set Grover. Now another one is set to be launched on June 2012 called Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece.
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece is a game that will like its three predecessors will have versions for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and PC. This version lets children learn about different styles of music and different types of instruments. Even though there has been a cut back in the arts in public schools parents still want their children exposed to and knowledge about the arts. This is evident in Sesame Street games like this, and also the many different preschool shows like Sesame Street that embrace music appreciation. Some options for parents are show like the Fresh Beat Band that airs on Nickelodeon. On that show a group of musicians live together and make music together. Another show is The Little Einsteins, which is an animated program on Disney Junior.
Parents can definitely play a role in exposing their children to the arts. They also can play along with their children in this new game and view their child’s progress throughout the game as they make music with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, The Count, and the Honkers (If we are going to make Sesame Street music we need the legendary Honkers).