Sesame Workshop has partnered with eBooks technology provider Impelsys to launch 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 (exclusive audio ebook); Monsters Can Share (exclusive audio ebook); Elmo’s ABC Book; Counting with Elmo; Mommy Loves Elmo
The app 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 specific helpful reading tips, which help extend the learning with fun activities and critical thinking skill building.
The new app is an extension of the Sesame Street eBookstore, a website and app offering access to a library of more than 160 Sesame Street ebooks with the purchase of a monthly or yearly subscription. The Elmo Story Collection does not require a Sesame Street eBookstore subscription and once downloaded is accessible without an Internet connection.
The Sesame Street eBookstore is powered by iPublishCentral, a digital publishing platform developed by Impelsys. The Elmo Story Collection app is available for at the App Store on iPad or at iTunes.