Sesame Street Family Play Review (Sesame Street)

What It Is

Waiting at a doctor's office? On a road trip? Cooped up inside on a rainy day? The Sesame Street Family Play app provides more than 150 real world games that can be played wherever you are. Just tell the app where you are, At Home, Away from Home, or Traveling, and how many people are playing. The app will then give you instructions for a game to play based on those settings. Some of the games include Floor Monsters, where kids make monsters on the floor out of clothing; Rainbow Hop Scotch, where colored towels or T-shirts are set up on the ground and kids must jump to a particular color when it's called; and Keep Your Eye Off the Ball, where a parent puts a ball under one of several cups and kids have to guess where it isn't. At the end of each page of game instructions, the app tells parents what skills that particular game is designed to develop, including critical thinking, imagination, matching, and sorting. A button on the home page, which can only be unlocked by a parent, opens exclusive Sesame Street content with videos, recipes, pictures, and more.

Is It Fun?

For any parent who has wished for a quick and easy way to keep kids entertained no matter the setting, the Sesame Street Family Play app is designed for you. There's no screen time required because the games aren't played on the smart device. This app provides instructions to help parents lead games that the whole family can play together in any real world setting. With this app, no matter where you are, it's always game time.

Who It’s For

Sesame Street Family Play is for ages 2 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

This app is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch running iOS 6.0 or later. It is optimized for the iPhone 5.

Purchasing this app includes the At Home games, but the Away from Home and Traveling games are only available as an in-app purchase of $1.99.

Buttons on the app's home page for settings and purchasing more Sesame Street apps can only be unlocked when parents press and hold down a button on the screen.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

  • Sesame Street Family Play from Sesame Street
  • Rated 4+
  • Available on: iOS
  • Available September 16, 2013