What's New

Optimized for iOS 9

App Description

Elmo’s Birthday Bash is an interactive story app, which will help teach your child early reading skills. This 30+ page interactive birthday story includes helpful reading tools, silly Sesame fun, and 3 exciting games designed to practice early reading skills. Narrated by Bob from Sesame Street!

SPECIAL FEATURES

Exclusive, interactive story that will have children giggling as they play games and have fun with their friends at a monster-filled birthday bash!
Three hands-on games with Elmo where children can practice upper and lowercase letters, learn letter sounds, and match rhyming words—skills that are building blocks for strong readers!

Rich reading tools: Tap on any word to hear it read out loud! Hear definitions and fun questions for select vocabulary words. Great for kids who are eager to begin reading!

Helpful Parent Tips: Hints and ideas to help make reading fun, from the education experts at Sesame Workshop and Random House Children’s Books.

Silly Sesame Street fun: Celebrate Elmo’s birthday with Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, and the rest of the gang.

THREE WAYS TO READ

Read-along: Watch and listen as words are highlighted while the text is read aloud. Interact with the illustrations for even more birthday fun!

Auto-play: Watch and listen as the story is read aloud by Bob from Sesame Street, while pages turn automatically.

Record-your-voice: It’s easy to record your voice to play on each page. Perfect for traveling parents and early readers!

ABOUT STEP INTO READING ®

STEP INTO READING ® —a reading program trusted by teachers and librarians —is designed to give every child a successful reading experience. Children can progress through the steps at their own speed, developing confidence in their reading, no matter what their grade. For more information about our books and ebooks, visit StepIntoReading.com.

iPad Screenshots

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Elmo’s Big Birthday Bash! – A Sesame Street Step Into Reading App screenshot 1 Elmo’s Big Birthday Bash! – A Sesame Street Step Into Reading App screenshot 2 Elmo’s Big Birthday Bash! – A Sesame Street Step Into Reading App screenshot 3 Elmo’s Big Birthday Bash! – A Sesame Street Step Into Reading App screenshot 4 Elmo’s Big Birthday Bash! – A Sesame Street Step Into Reading App screenshot 5

App Changes

  • June 07, 2014 Initial release
  • December 22, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • January 04, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • January 30, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • February 04, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • January 26, 2016 New version 1.4
  • January 27, 2016 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • January 28, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • January 29, 2016 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • February 05, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99