By Allison Watkinson
Sesame Workshop and StoryToys have officially launched a new STEM-focused educational gaming app called Sesame Street Mecha Builders.
Based on the Sesame Street Mecha Builders spinoff series, the mobile application includes reimagined robotic superhero versions of licensed Sesame Street characters like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby.
The mobile app aims to nurture curiosity, problem-solving, creative thinking and more through kid-friendly science, technology, engineering, art and math challenges.
“Gear up as the STEM-filled adventure continues with the Sesame Street Mecha Builders app,” said Sesame Workshop SVP, Gabriela Arenas. “We’re thrilled to team up with StoryToys on this new content offering where preschoolers join Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby in exploration and problem-solving, all the while laughing and learning.”
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Team17 Group, Story Toys is a software development company that creates and produces educational entertainment apps for children based on licensed brands and IP.
The company has previously produced mobile gaming apps in partnership with global children’s entertainment companies such as The LEGO Group, Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Mattel, Warner Bros, Hasbro, Nickelodeon and more.
“We’re huge fans of Sesame Street,” said StoryToys CEO, Emmet O’Neill. “The entire team grew up watching the show and learning alongside the Muppets of Sesame Street. It’s a genuine honour to bring these characters to life digitally for the next generation of kids. Working with Sesame Workshop was an incredible experience. Together we’ve managed to create a lovely balance between education and entertainment.”
The Sesame Street Mecha Builders app is available to download from the App Store, Google Play and Amazon globally.
Sesame Workshop is a global nonprofit organization that is known for creating the Sesame Street children’s series and creative IP.
The nonprofit organization utilizes education, entertainment media and research to launch mental wellness and education initiatives to help children and families.
Sesame Workshop currently operates in over 150 countries around the world.