Sneak Peek: Sesame Street Video Games for Preschoolers

I'm a longtime fan of "Sesame Street" -- my SS-watching pre-dates Elmo. Recently I was talking to a fellow mom about how much the show has evolved and changed to better suit grown-ups who are watching with their kids (case in point: spoofs on pop culture phenomenons like "Mad Men"). That mom told me how much she still loves the show as a parent.

Now, we have word that "Sesame Street" is staying current by creating two new video games -- Sesame Street: Elmo's A-to-Zoo Adventure and Sesame Street: Cookie's Counting Carnival. Both were designed to be both fun and educational for preschoolers (they get interested in video games early these days!) and they'll be available for Wii, Nintendo DS and the PC this fall. With the Elmo game, kids learn about letters, words and animals; Cookie Monster's game stresses counting, shapes and pattern recognition.

Check out this sneak peek:

I think the fuzzy Elmo "character cover" for the Wii controller is particularly darn adorable. Anything that's both educational and fun is OK in my book, and the fact that it's a brand I grew up knowing and loving is just icing on the cake. Both games come out in October, so keep your eye out for them.

How do you get your preschooler interested in learning? Chime in below!

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