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Sesame Street Workshop has partnered with digital content services firm Impelsys to launch the Sesame Street Elmo Story Collection for the iPad. The $1.99 app includes six stories including three audio ebooks, two of which are exclusive to the app.
This is not Sesame Street’s first move into apps and eBooks. In 2010, Sesame Street launched an eBookstore. Last year, working with Random House Children’s Books and Smashing Ideas, Sesame Street Workshop released the “Step into Reading” app series. The new Elmo Story Collection app is an extension of the Sesame Street eBookstore, which offers unlimited access to a library of more than 160 Sesame Street ebooks on a subscription basis.
The Elmo Story Collection app features four titles from the Sesame Street eBookstore as well as two new exclusive titles. It does not require a subscription.
Yesterday afternoon the Sesame Street YouTube channel was taken offline following a lewd hacker attack in which many of the channel’s videos were taken down and replaced with pornographic video clips.
Cookie Monster has become something of a web video star this year, amassing over 1.5 million views in his recent campaign for a hosting gig on SNL, and posting regular video blog on his Facebook page and Tumblr. Now he’s even got his own interactive YouTube game! ‘Sink or Float?’ is a fun new educational game that leads viewers through experiments to find out if different objects sink or float.
Erine and Bert are going digital. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization that produces Sesame Street, has opened an eBookstore. Impelsys developed the platform which is powered by digital technology firm iPublishCentral.
Fans of the classic children’s show can access the eBookstore through a subscription for $3.99 a month or $39.99 a year, which gives unlimited access to content. The library includes more than125 Sesame Street eBooks including: Elmo’s ABC Book, Abby in Wonderland and Grover’s Guide to Good Eating.
The digital collection includes 19 subject areas ranging from letters, numbers, counting, colors and cultural appreciation. The collection includes static eBooks, audio eBooks, animated eBooks and interactive eBooks. New titles will be added on a regular basis.
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I’m not ashamed to admit that at 28 years old many of my favorite television shows are still kids’ shows. I love Yo Gabba Gabba!, Blues Clues and the They Might Be Giants podcast, but most of all I love Sesame Street. One of the best things about Sesame Street is that it’s a great educational program for kids but it still keeps adults in mind, adding in funny storylines and innuendos that go right over kids heads but put a big smile on parents’ faces. We’ve put together a list of 10 great Sesame Street clips that adults will find just as entertaining as little ones. Unleash your inner child and enjoy!
Unless you live under a rock, odds are that you’ve heard that Katy Perry was kicked off Sesame Street last week. Her music video with Elmo was deemed inappropriate by parents, due to some serious cleavage and a slightly provocative acting style. Since the video was banned from Sesame Street it has been the talk of the town on YouTube and numerous parodies and commentaries have been uploaded. Was the original Sesame Street video inappropriate? How about the parodies? Check them out and let us know what you think!
Are you friends with Cookie Monster on Facebook? Are you following Big Bird’s tweets? Have you subscribed to the Sesame Street YouTube channel to catch all of Elmo’s latest videos? Sesame Street is taking over the world of social media, and I had a chance to find out a little bit about the wonderfully childish campaign from Dan Lewis, Sesame Workshop’s Director of New Media Communications. Check out the interview, as well as some fun Sesame Street videos, after the jump!
Over the last year, YouTube has been sitting down for interviews with some of the world’s biggest celebrities, giving viewers the opportunity to ask them questions. Previous interviewees have included President Obama, Katy Perry, and Shakira, but none of these have been as cute and lovable as the next star YouTube is set to interview – Elmo!