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Elmo’s Big Birthday Bash! – A Sesame Street Step Into Reading App

By Random House LLC

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Get ready to learn to read with Elmo! This 30+ page interactive birthday story includes helpful reading tools, silly Sesame fun, and 3 exciting games designed to practice early reading skills. Narrated by Bob from Sesame Street!

** Featured in “Raise an e-bookworm” - Parenting August 2012
** Featured in Parents iPad Edition July 2012
** Top 5 Paid Book iPad app – May 2012
** Featured in Apps for Kids: Letters & Words – May 2012
** 4.1 out of 5 stars – Children's Technology Review

- Exclusive, brand-new interactive story that will have children giggling as they play party letter and word games and have fun with their friends at a monster-filled birthday bash!
- 3 hands-on games with Elmo: Practice upper and lowercase letters, learn letter sounds, and match rhyming words—skills that are building blocks for strong readers!
-Rich reading tools: Tap on any word to hear it read out loud, and hear definitions and fun questions for select vocabulary words. Great for kids who are eager to begin reading!
- Silly Sesame Street fun: Celebrate Elmo’s birthday with Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, and the rest of the gang. Narrated by Bob McGrath (“Bob”), a fixture on Sesame Street for more than 40 years.
-High quality Retina graphics optimized for the new iPad
-Helpful Parent Tips: Hints and ideas to help make reading fun, from the education experts at Sesame Workshop and Random House Children’s Books.

-Record-your-voice: It’s easy to record your voice to play on each page. Perfect for traveling parents and early readers!
-Read-along: Watch and listen as words are highlighted while the text is read aloud. Interact with the illustrations for even more birthday fun!
-Auto-play: Watch and listen as the story is read aloud, and pages turn automatically.

STEP INTO READING ® —a reading program trusted by teachers and librarians —is designed to give every child a successful reading experience. Children can progress through the steps at their own speed, developing confidence in their reading, no matter what their grade. For more information about our books and ebooks, visit

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-Elmo Loves ABCs

What's New in Version 1.3

minor fixes

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Customer Reviews

Cute but long

My Granddaughter loves Elmo, and will sit for 30 minutes to watch, repeatedly, a recording of the Elmo's World portion of Sesame Street. However, she lost interest in this book before we got to the end. She liked it at the beginning, but it was too long for her when we took time to play on every page. She was familiar with all the characters in the story and could name them. The creators could learn a lesson from the writers of old folk tales, and, more recently, the creators of Dora the Explorer: everything happens in threes (i.e. the 3 bears, 3 little pigs, 3 billy goats gruff,etc.), and show only 3 of the guests choosing 3 presents, and then have Elmo open 3 different presents to keep the element of surprise in the story. It will probably be better when she is learning to read for herself.

Awesome app!

My granddaughter loves this app! She always asks for Elmo when she sees me!

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Elmo’s Big Birthday Bash! – A Sesame Street Step Into Reading App
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 106 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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