Sesame Workshop and Impelsys today announced the launch of the Sesame Street Elmo Story Collection App for iPad. The newly released app includes six popular Elmo titles, including three audio ebooks, two of which are exclusive to the app.
The Elmo Story Collection consists of the following titles: Tickle Me, My Name Is Elmo (audio ebook), Elmo and His Friends (audio ebook), Monsters Can Share (audio ebook), Elmo’s ABC Book, Counting with Elmo and Mommy Loves Elmo.
The Elmo Story Collection includes text highlighting, which visually reinforces the narration in the audio ebooks. The auto play feature automatically turns book pages for young readers so they can more easily follow along. In addition, each title includes book-specific helpful reading tips, which help extend the learning with fun activities and critical thinking skill building.
The new Elmo Story Collection app for the iPad is an extension of the Sesame Street eBookstore, a website, and app offering unlimited access to a library of more than 160 Sesame Street ebooks with the purchase of a monthly or yearly subscription. The Elmo Story Collection app features four titles from the Sesame Street eBookstore along with two brand-new exclusive titles. The Elmo Story Collection does not require a Sesame Street eBookstore subscription and once downloaded is accessible without an Internet connection.
“Reading on tablets has opened up exciting new ways for preschoolers and their parents to learn and enjoy reading together,” said Jennifer A. Perry, VP of worldwide publishing for Sesame Workshop. “This new and exclusive collection of Elmo ebooks offers digital-savvy families an easy way to encourage early literacy anywhere and at any time.”
The Elmo Story Collection App is available for $1.99 from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.