Cuteness alert! Warner Bros. Interactive has today announced the first ever Sesame Street games for the Nintendo Wii – Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure and Cookie’s Counting Carnival. Both games are aimed at preschoolers, and come with special soft and fuzzy “gameplay helper” character covers that fit over the Wii Remote, with the aim of simplifying gameplay controls to make them more accessible for preschoolers with small hands and developing skills.
In Sesame Street: Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure, kids head to the zoo with Elmo, Zoe and their animal friends, as they explore games based on a variety of literacy skills, including letter identification, letter sounds and word families. Zoo habitats that the player can explore include the Aquarium, Savanna, Jungle, Wetlands and the Arctic.
In Sesame Street: Cookie’s Counting Carnival, kids join Cookie Monster and Big Bird at a carnival, where they experience gameplay steeped in math skills, including number identification, counting, shapes and pattern recognition. Carnival areas that you can visit include The Grandstand, Midway, Petting Zoo, Food Court and the Arcade.
Both games feature a “Parent’s Page” where parents can review games their child has played along with.
Here’s Samantha Ryan, senior vice president, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, talking about the games:
“The games encourage early math and literacy skills that engage preschoolers in a fun and exciting way, enabling them to learn at their own pace with easy tools for parents to guide their experiences.”Both games will be available on Nintendo Wii this fall.