I reviewed the new Sesame Street iPhone app over at Strollerderby yesteday. I think my sweetie put it well when he looked over my shoulder and said, “I cannot imagine anything less interesting.”
But we’re adults. This thing is toddler crack. Serena was ready to give new meaning to the phrase “killer app” by murdering her sister over whose turn it was to hold the device.
After I’d confiscated their toy my phone, I “interviewed” Rio about the game. This is what she said:
Me: Did you like the Sesame Street game?
Me: What did you like about it?
Rio: You tip the phone and make food. I just liked it.
Me: Would you recommend it to other kids?
Rio: NO! I would not reco…um…rec…um…no.
Me: Why not?
Rio: Because they would not share.
She went on at some length about how some two-year-olds, and she’s not naming any names, do not know how to share iPhone games and absolutely cannot be trusted to play them. But, she allowed as how some five-year-olds are very good with iPhone games and incidentally she is free tomorrow afternoon if, and I quote, “You want to make it your choice sometime to go to the cafe and have quiet work time, I could go with you to the cafe and that would be a good time for me to play that Sesame Street game on your phone. I am free tomorrow to do that.”