Elmo's in a library of magic books! He is your child's friend and companion as they explore the books in the library and learn the reading basics. Each book in the library leads to a scene where one of the Sesame Street Muppets welcomes you into a reading activity. Whether your child wants to practice rhyming with Zoe in the poetry book or cook up some words with Cookie Monster in the recipe book, Elmo will always be there--providing encouragement and help when needed. Six activities built into six adventure books reinforce letter-sound recognition, word-object relationships, word building, consonant blends, rhyming and speech-print relationships.
Elmo's Reading Basics is a Sesame Street CD-ROM game for home computers. The game was developed by Creative Wonders and Children's Television Workshop in 1998 and later re-released by Encore Software and Sesame Workshop in 2006. Elmo presents 6 reading games at three different levels. Concepts introduced include letters, words, and sentences. This game was included in the Elmo's Reading: Preschool and Kindergarten CD-ROM 2-disc set in 1998, along with Elmo Through the Looking-Glass.
* "History Mystery": Match beginning sounds and words with Sherlock Hemlock
* "Super Grover's Comic Book": Help Super Grover make daring rescues by forming words.
* "Beam Me Up Up Up": Find objects that start with the right sound for The Martians.
*"Cooking with Cookie": Find letters and make words in the kitchen with Cookie Monster.
* "Zoetry Poetry": Help Zoe finish her poem with rhyming words.
*"Elmo's Wild Kingdom": Help Elmo complete sentences.
In Reading Basics, Elmo helps children practice important skills and beginning reading concepts such as building word families, letter-sound recognition, consonant blends, matching, and rhyming. Develop story comprehension and appreciation. Foster a joy of reading and language-learning.
Reading Basics Credits
Producer: Paul Oeschger
Associate Producer: Gabriel B. Manriquez
Product Manager: Matt Park
Assistant Product Manager: Bernard Camarao
Lead Tester: Domenique Marnoni
Testers: Demetrius Bell, Matthew Sarna-Wojcicki, Marianne Williams
Software Engineer: Gunar Penikis
Software Engineering Manager: Hugo Paz
Testing and QA Manager: Kirk Kirschenbauer
V.P. of Product Development: Gibson Biddle
V.P. of Marketing: Louis Roitblat
Parent's Guide and Help File Writer: Terry Solowey
Creative Services Manager: Greg Graalfs
Thanks to Scott Pulver and Marty Johnson at ImageBuilder Software, Patrick Schork, Don Dacanay, Jana Wilson, Solveig Pederson, Scott Schork, and Erik Zwerling.
Producer: Jack McCall
Creative Director/Writer: J Milligan
Executive Producer: Glenda Revelle
Production Assistant: Monica Mundstuk
Art Direction/Concept Development: Russ Zambito
Lead Artist: Michael Arnold
Animation: Jackie Ross, Lyle Booth
Sound Director: Miles Ludwig
Music/Sound Effects: Peter Durwood, Nancy Rosenberg
Sound Editing and Synchronization: Miguel Lopez, Brendan Milburn
Technical Director: Todd Marshall
Lead Programmer: Cosmo Scrivanich
Additional Programming: Dan Projansky
Technical Manager: Rault Kehlor
Research Director: Lisa Medoff
Marketing Manager: Ellen Gold
V.P. Interactive Technologies: Rob Madell
Finance Director: Teresa Turano
Special Thanks to: Amy Baroch, Lisa Brown, Adrian Peters
Everyone at Nola Recording Studios, Inc.
The teachers and children at Chelsea Day School and Medical Center Nursery School in New York for their hours of testing this CD-ROM.
Extra special thanks to Jim Henson, whose imagination and vision continue to inspire us all.
And to Cheryl Henson, for helping us keep the vision alive.
Starring the Sesame Street Muppets:
Elmo: Kevin Clash
Cookie Monster and Grover: Frank Oz
Zoe: Fran Brill
Sherlock Hemlock and One Martian: Jerry Nelson
Telly Monster and Another Martian: Marty Robinson
Here are a few games to play using letters. First, you'll need some letters. Use any letters you have around the house, such as refrigerator magnets or board game pieces. Or, make a set of letters (in upper and lower case) with construction paper, cardboard, scissors, glue and markers. Use clear contact paper to preserve and keep your letters long-lasting. Next, make word groups for your child to play with and make words. Create endings such as
-UN for sun, run, bun,
-ET for wet, net, bet,
-IN for win, fin, pin,
-AKE for cake, rake, lake,
-OCK for sock, rock, lock,
-OOK for book, hook, cook,
-ATE for crate, plate, skate,
-OG for frog, smog, log , and
-ANE for crane, plane, cane.
Look for pictures in magazines to match some of the words you create as well. Have fun!
This game was part of the Sesame Workshop: Get Set to Read Deluxe Collection.