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Sesame Street Video Maker

Sesame Street Video Maker

Fall 2015 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 & Up
Developer: Sesame Workshop
Download Price: $2.99
Platform: iPad

Viewers can select from three music videos to watch: Elmo's Got the Moves, Try, Try Again and Ladybugs' Picnic. A fourth can be added for free via a locked parent section, others can be purchased there too. The player/director can add special effects, stamps and instrument sounds while watching the videos. During the song, Elmo prompts the viewers to get in on the fun. Tapping the record button turns the viewers into actors who can join in the fun, thus personalizing the video. Saving and sharing these videos can be managed in a gallery only accessible to adults. Adults can designate up to 15 videos to be saved and how they are shared. Other parent settings include turning the home screen music on or off, or playing in Spanish. Despite some bugs, young Sesame Street fans had fun with this app.

Kristin Harris   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Kristin Reiber Harris is an artist, animator and educator who has created over 50 short form animations with a focus on educational media for young children. Her work has been broadcast on HBO Family and screened in numerous film festivals around the country. She is currently developing interactive media introducing young children to great works of art through stories. Kristin writes about her interests in kids, art and technology at

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Sesame Workshop
Available on iTunes

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