The Preschool is Cool- ABCs with Elmo DVD was a huge hit with Mister and Sister, as I mentioned here, and Mister has been singing his ABCs ever since. So, when I learned that Professor Grover and Elmo would be introducing children to the joy of numbers in the second Preschool is Cool DVD, I knew I had to get it for them.
About Preschool is Cool- Counting with Elmo….
Get ready to learn all about numbers with Elmo, everyone’s favorite furry 3 ½ year-old monster, as Warner Home Video (WHV) and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, release Preschool is Cool: Counting with Elmo on DVD September 14, 2010 for a SRP of $14.98. Elmo and his pals help make preschool and learning numbers cool in this engaging new DVD that’s filled with loads of counting fun.
As part of Sesame Street’s new Preschool is Cool set, Counting with Elmo finds Professor Grover as a preschool teacher and Elmo as his helper for today’s counting lesson—in a real preschool! When silly Professor Grover starts to have a little bit of trouble remembering what each number is, he needs Elmo and the class to give him a helping hand. Featuring counting themed songs stories like “Counting Booth,” and “Abby’s Sparkle Speckle Freckles”, kids will have fun learning with Grover and Elmo and all their Sesame Street friends.
Counting with Elmo supports early math skills such as number recognition, counting and enumeration — all which help lay the foundation for math readiness and future math learning. Kids will see their favorite Sesame Street friends practice skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, which helps children understand that a purpose of counting is to determine the total number of things in an overall set.
As far as Elmo fun goes, this video delivers. Professor Grover and Elmo together are dynamic duo, and fun is in store when the two are around.
My almost 3 year old, Mister, has fairly mastered counting 0 to 10. So, he had fun when Elmo and the Professor were counting. He didn’t really understand the skip counting or math that was included in the video, but that did not negate the fun of the video for him. Of course, Sister just loves “Momo” and doesn’t care what he is doing, as long as she can watch him.
Mister recognizes numbers 1-9 and will call them out as they are shown on screen, so it was nice to see the reinforcement of this learning.
I would certainly recommend the Preschool is Cool- Counting with Elmo for any parent of toddlers that wants to work on counting or wants to add learning fun to their child’s Elmo watching time. Although skip counting may be beyond your child’s present comprehension, as it is mine, it is still a fun video.
I can’t wait to see what comes next in the Preschool is Cool series! I hope they have one planned with animals and one with the food groups or healthy eating!
Preschool is Cool- Counting with Elmo is available at most local retailers, on sesamestreet.org, and on Amazon.com
Disclosure- The marketing team for Preschool is Cool- Counting with Elmo provided me a complimentary DVD to facilitate my honest review. No other compensation was received. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and are based on my own experience. Your experience may differ.