123 Count with Me/Learning About Letters

  • 123 COUNT WITH ME: Join Ernie and his Transylvanian pal the Count for a musical lesson in learning how easy (and fun) it is to learn numbers. Songs include “Count Along With Me,” “That’s How the Numbers Go,” “Five Jive With Elmo Hammer,” and many more. LEARNING ABOUT LETTERS: Learning something brand new is always more fun when done with a friend. In this delightfu

Studio: Genius Products Inc Release Date: 01/08/2008 Run time: 60 minutes

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
My kids love it!, May 11, 2008
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Fern (Singapore) – See all my reviews

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My kids (3 and 1 and a half) love Sesame Street’s Count on Me 123 video. They were a little younger when I first bought it and while the storyline (Ernie finds a ‘Furry Arms’ room key on the street, returns it to the hotel & starts teaching everyone how to count) went over their heads at first, the catchy tunes, skits & scenes (mainly from the early Sesame Street episodes) soon caught their attention. There’s a cohesive plot & everything links well.

Now my 3-year-old knows most of the words and even my one-and-a-half can say some numbers – it’s a great video, fun to watch even for adults, and I highly recommend it.

Learning about Letters is more of a cut-and-paste of other Sesame Street skits & scenes – not that this isn’t good, just that it’s standard fare. I like that they are taken from the earlier Sesame Street episodes as I prefer the quality then. And my one-and-a-half year old loves the “C is for Cookie” song that I remember from back then!

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Seame Street teaching another generation, February 18, 2009
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My grandson LOVES this dvd(I started with the Letters), the episodes of which his mother had also enjoyed many years ago. The repetition and lively muppets are holding his attention at four months. He bounces up and down during the parts he likes and cries when the dvd is over.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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My son loves these!, May 26, 2009
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My son is two and has had these videos for about 6 months. He can identify every letter in the alphabet and is counting almost to twenty now! I work with him a lot, but I would say these DVD’s are a great help because his favorite Sesame Street characters make it fun and present the info differently than I do. Both of them are an essential part of our Sesame Street collection.

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Sesame Street: Guess That Shape and Color

  • Elmo and Zoe help preschoolers learn about shapes, colors, and healthy eating habits through a fun mix of songs, games, and stories in this imaginative episode of SESAME STREET. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: CHILDREN Rating: NR Age: 828768158494 UPC: 828768158494 Manufacturer No: 82876-81574-9

You’re invited to play a shapes guessing game with Elmo and Zoe and their friends. From squares and circles to ovals and octagons, shapes are everywhere! But the fun isn’t finished yet. It’s time for more games as Elmo and Zoe are challenged t

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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My Toddler Hated This DVD, June 14, 2006
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I am a try-before-you-buy kind of mom when it comes to DVDs, so I rented this DVD from Netflix with hopes that my 18-month-old daughter would love this new Sesame Street offering as she loves all things Elmo. She hated it! We didn’t even get halfway through it.

It is set up in a game show format and the “host” of the show is really loud and obnoxious and has a kind of scary toothy grin at one point and a big scary square head. Every time he came on the screen as the emcee of this game show that Elmo and Zoe are playing, my daughter started to cry and turned away from the show.

The older Elmo DVDs have all been a big hit in our house, but the newer ones like the Sesame Beginnings series, which are REALLY boring, even for smaller babies and this one in particular, are really jumbled. This one jumps from shapes to colors to healthy food groups??? What the?!?

Anyway, rent this if you must, but don’t waste your money on buying it. There are much better Elmo videos out there.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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My Elmo Fanatic 21 Month Old Will Not Watch This…, April 12, 2007
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…and I am fine with that! This is terribly annoying. The announcer is loud and frantic. Not entertaining. In fact, it is so chaotic that my daughter gets uncomfortable and leaves the room. This is the child who comes running when she hears the beginning of Elmo’s World. Running. This film has her running in the opposite direction. I’d skip it. I’m selling mine on ebay soon…real cheap…

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Friendly for both Traditional & Simplified Mandarin learners, October 14, 2010
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I’ve never found Elmo-centric shows to be the easiest for adults to sit through but I was looking at this more in terms of how it might help a little one develop an ear for Mandarin:

– Only the DVD menus and optional subtitles are in simplified characters and there are no words taught on screen.
– The Beijing accent isn’t particularly exaggerated, which is good for kids whose families might come from mandarin-speaking countries other than China. (Learning Mandarin isn’t as useful if you can’t understand one’s extended family). In fact if anything, some the characters, including the annoying game show host, could use better enunciation.
– One can always switch back and forth to the original English track if they want to change the language focus.

Do make sure your DVD player is region or code free before purchasing.

Overall, I’ve seen better Sesame Street material out there but I like that it offers more substantial, practical Mandarin teaching than some of the bilingual alternatives out in the US market. Plus it is markedly easier for adults to sit through than say some of the Elmo’s World shows.

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