Grover’s Number Special is an endearing educational counting and cooking game for the iPhone and iPod touch with a sneaky side of good nutrition.
Really, I’d expect nothing less from Sesame Street.
Kids watch a funny original video in which the waiter (Grover) serves a hungry customer who’s in a hurry. Then they help Grover prepare various healthy meals like soups, salads, and kabobs (by catching foods which inexplicably falls from the sky), which he invariably either drops or eats himself. It’s pure Sesame Street poetry.
Why we like it:
Sesame Street knows what’s funny. Grover narrates the game, and everything out of his mouth is amusing (our favorite is, “Catch! Catch! Catch!”). The video vignettes give kids a fun break from game play, and there’s no way to lose.
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We tested version 1.0, which is compatible with the iPhone (OS 3.0 or later) and the iPod touch. Developer Ideo Toy Labs. Read our disclosure policy.