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Sesame Street: Cookie's Counting Carnival

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC, Wii
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Black Lantern Studios
Release Date: Fall 2010

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'Sesame Street: Cookie's Counting Carnival' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on June 7, 2010 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT

In Sesame Street: Cookie's Counting Carnival, kids join Cookie Monster and Big Bird at a fun-filled carnival through gameplay steeped in math skills that include number identification, counting, shapes and pattern recognition. Kids journey through the game in the many areas of the carnival such as The Grandstand, Midway, Petting Zoo, Food Court and the Arcade.

Sesame Street: Cookie’s Counting Carnivalis a fun and educational videogame for preschoolers based on “Sesame Street,” that introduces “gameplay helpers” to simplify gameplay controls and make them more accessible for preschoolers with small hands and developing skills.

“In Sesame Street: Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure and Sesame Street: Cookie’s Counting Carnival, the youngest kids in the family and parents can learn and play video games together with their favorite characters from the much-loved and well-respected show,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “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."

“We’re so pleased to offer families engaging new content that makes learning fun and easy for children,” said Scott Chambers, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Media Distribution, Sesame Workshop. “Whether it’s learning the ABCs with Elmo or counting with Cookie, kids are sure to have a good time with their favorite Sesame Street friends.”

Fun, education and accessibility combine with the unique offering of gameplay helpers, available for Wii and Nintendo DS systems at no additional charge. On Wii, the gameplay helper is a soft and fuzzy character cover with special grips that slips over the Wii Remote, minimizing unnecessary buttons and making it easier and more fun to hold. For Nintendo DS, there is a jumbo click stylus designed for smaller hands, simplifying interaction with the touch screen.

The games are entertaining and intuitive, enabling preschoolers to play by themselves with minimal involvement and also offer ways for parents to help without interfering. The games feature a “Parent’s Page” where parents can review games their child has played along with relevant curriculum for each. Using this option, parents can customize up to four profiles, set functions including difficulty level and game limits.

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