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Entries in Sesame Street (4)

Monday
Sep042017

Amazon Alexa adds kid-friendly skills, lets your child play with SpongeBob and Elmo

We haven’t really seen kid-related skills because of strict child privacy protection laws but Amazon has found a way to comply with the laws and encourage a new set of users to keep using its smart assistant and home speakers. The new Alexa skills rolling out in the US first will let kids play a SpongeBob game and an Elmo-related skill are debuting alongside a new Verified Parental Consent feature, where parents will need to approve use of the features via the Alexa companion app the first time the “kid skill” is enabled. Parents or guardians will need to enter a one-time password via SMS or phone or verify by credit card. It’s a one-time approval process. This new feature is sure to entice more companies itching to reach out to a younger demographic. And making it easier for children to access this tech will make them more reliant on them in the future

The new skills include a SpongeBob SquarePants game where kids need to take and relay increasingly difficult food orders to the staff that include the likes of SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs. For the Sesame Street’s skill, you get to play hide-and-seek with Elmo using audio clues to find out where he’s hiding. You can also practice the alphabet. On top of that, Amazon is launching its own Storytime skills that can read bedtime stories to kids from ages 5 to 12. The collection features stories read by Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant and Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Source: TechCrunch

Monday
Mar202017

‘Sesame Street’ brings Julia, a Muppet with autism, to the TV show

Hoping to reach out to more children, Sesame Street is bringing one of the characters it introduced digitally into the show. Julia, a Muppet with autism who was introduced a couple of years back, will now be a regular on the show. To get her character right, the Sesame Street team worked not just with child psychologists but also with autism organizations. It was done in an effort to normalize children’s interaction with other kids who might have autism. According to Sesame Street writer Christine Ferraro, Julia’s inclusion in the show is happening “so that when [children] encounter [autistic children] in their real life, it’s familiar. And they see that these—these can be their friends, too.” Julia’s character will be making an appearance on the TV show in the next few weeks.

Source: Mashable

Wednesday
Apr272016

Sesame Workshop and IBM Watson work to advance early childhood education 

 Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization that produces Sesame Street, and IBM today announced a collaboration to use IBM Watson’s cognitive computing technology and Sesame’s early childhood expertise to help advance preschool education around the world.

As part of a three-year agreement, Sesame Workshop and IBM will collaborate to develop educational platforms and products that will be designed to adapt to the learning preferences and aptitude levels of individual preschoolers. Research shows that a significant extent of brain development occurs in the first five years of a child’s life, making this window critical for learning and development.

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Thursday
Dec242015

Introducing 'Sesame Street' on HBO

Back in August, Sesame Workshop struck a deal with HBO to allow them to host the next five seasons of the iconic children's program. Now, we get to see what the new move has done to Sesame Street. We're glad to see it hasn't really changed much. We're having trouble embedding the trailer but you can watch it hereThe trailer does show some big stars like Pharell, Tina Fey, and Jon Hamm celebrating the move. And of course we get a Star Wars skit.

The show will premiere on the service on January 16th with back-to-back, 30-minute episodes. The workshop is also planning more episodes for the year and they're targetting 35 episodes, which will be available on PBS in the US nine months after they air on HBO. Aside from that, the deal includes two new spinoff series and over 150 old Sesame Street episodes.

Source: The Verge