Sesame Street is turning 8-bit educational with Elmo's Alphabet Challenge, a new home video that includes spoofs of seven of our favorite video games.
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Created by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the hit children's show, Elmo's Alphabet Challenge focuses primarily on early literacy skills. The content emphasizes helping children recognize the names of letters and their corresponding sounds.
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"Children will also learn about task persistence and overcoming obstacles as they stay focused on a task until completion," Sesame Workshop said in a press release. "Additionally, kids will learn about self-confidence and friendship as the video focuses on the positive and supportive interaction between Telly, Abby, and Elmo. The characters encourage one another and praise each other during the different challenges."
Elmo, Abby Cadabby and the rest of the gang find themselves trapped inside the video game world of A. B. C-more, a mischievous elf with a passion for the alphabet. The only way they can return to Sesame Street is by defeating him in various video game challenges that test their alphabet know-how.
In addition to the video game spoofs, Elmo's Alphabet Challenge features five new songs of that catchy Sesame Street variety. The DVD also comes with special bonus materials including a free poster, 26 alphabet storybook animations, parenting tips and activity pages.
Check out a preview of Super Mustachio above, and Happy Words below. Is there a game that you hope to see a spoof of on this children's DVD? Let us know in the comments.
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