On Tuesday, a “Sunny Day” in New York City, Rock, X and I headed to the Sesame Workshop to check out the new seasons of Kinect Sesame Street TV and Nat Geo TV.
We have a lot of gaming systems in the Dancing Hotdogs household but the XBOX 360 with Kinect is by far my favorite.
I love how there is no need for a controller and with the Kinect sensor you are always part of the gaming action whether you are dancing or interacting with your favorite characters.
Rock and X LOVE the first seasons of Sesame Street TV & Nat Geo TV games where we got to play with Elmo and track mammals with National Geographic’s’ Casey Anderson.
So we were excited to see what new interactive fun the second seasons would have and we were not disappointed.
Check out the video of us playing at the event.
Second Season of Kinect Sesame Street TV
Children will help Sesame Street characters with tasks, play in their world and learn together. Using content from actual episodes,“ Kinect Sesame Street TV” brings to life enriching activities – from jumping like a frog with Elmo to learning letters with Cookie Monster to counting with Grover – and visual and physical interactions between your child and their favorite Sesame characters. With new content created exclusively for Kinect and access to thousands of classic clips from the Sesame Street archive (for additional cost), learning has never been so much fun.
As you can see both my little men ages four and two were getting into the fun and everything is completely age appropriate. The game has ESRB rating for Early Childhood (EC) and is perfect for that age group to learn their numbers, letters and about the seasons with their favorite friends like Elmo and Grover.
Big difference I noticed from Season One to Two was A LOT more interactive features like Rock and X got to “touch” the crayoned stars in Elmo’s world and so so so much more! To get in the fun you will need an XBOX 360 system with the Kinect Sensor. Season two is available now for $29.99 USD/2400 MS points (for eight 30-minute episodes); or $4.99 USD/400 MS points per episode (season one and season two).
Second Season of Kinect Nat Geo TV
With “Kinect Nat Geo TV”, your family can travel the world searching for the planet’s most interesting reptiles with Brady Barr, host of Nat Geo’s “Dangerous Encounters.” Develop naturalist skills, learn about the environment and get to know your favorite wild animals and reptiles.
As you play the game you will learn so much educational content with Brady but you will also be transformed into some of your favorite reptiles and explore their habitats.
Once again, the Kinect Sensor let both Rock and X turn into little salamanders and gators to catch food and explore the world around them. ESRB rating is Everyone 10+ but it kept my little men engaged throughout the episodes.
As I watched the game I learned a lot about reptiles and some of their defense mechanisms. I got a chance to speak with the Brady Barr, a former teacher, who told me he was quite proud of the final product and he prided himself on how all the content was not only factual but educational.
Image courtesy of Microsoft
This is such a cool and super fun way to learn about reptiles and Rock could not get over how Brady kept licking reptiles. (No really, several times he licked a reptile! Like the one pictured above, Brady is definitely dedicated to finding the truth!)
Again, to get in the fun you will need an XBOX 360 system with the Kinect Sensor which are sold separately. Season two is available now for $29.99 USD/2400 MS points (for eight 30-minute episodes); or $4.99 USD/400 MS points per episode (season one and season two).
Games are supported by Microsoft’s new Smartglass technology which allows you to manage games with the help of your favorite tablet or handheld device. For both games and all seasons you will need XBOX 360, Kinect Sensor, Xbox LIVE (free) membership and broadband Internet access required; service fees apply. Archived episodes sold separately.
Disclosure: We attended this XBOX 360 sponsored event but as always my post is my unbiased opinions.