Hey Dadda, what’s this game?

When we moved we packed up the Wii about a month before the move. Well, finally today I hooked the Wii up to the TV in the living room. I also realized that I had been sent a copy of “Ready, Set, Grover!” to review for PBS. Well, after I got the Wii set up I opened up “Ready, Set, Grover!” and got it ready for Eva to play. She loves it!

The game is really cute. Grover, Elmo and Abby Cadabby are there to play some fun games together. The game comes with a cool Grover themed furry sleeve that covers the Wii controller. The cover does two things, it makes the controller fun and easy to hold but also it shows the kids the proper buttons to use to play the game. Kids only need to use the #2 button and move around with the controller in order to play the game. This was a very easy game for Eva to play and also to play on her own.

Many games we have played require me to take the controller from Eva and get her out of trouble but not this one. Eva can do the game easily but if she did get in trouble I could step in and help but with a controller of my own. That way Eva can keep her controller and not feel like she has failed in some way.

I watched Eva play the game and she was moving and dancing and stretching and jumping. It got her up and around and she was answering the characters on the screen and enjoying it very much.


Eva playing Ready, Set, Grover

Product Features

  • Promote heatlhy habits for life including physical activity, good nutrition, hygiene, and rest and relaxation
  • Provides easy to follow audio-visual directions, while game difficulty adapts to your child’s level
  • Includes a Grover Wii Remote character cover, minimizing unnecessary buttons and making it easier for your child to grip and play
  • Monitor your child’s gameplay with the Parents Page tracking tools
  • Use a second Wii Remote to drop-in and assist when needed

Here is a press release with more information on Ready, Set Grover!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover!

Get Up and Play with Elmo and Abby, Helping Children Develop Healthy Habits for Life

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover!, an action-filled console and handheld video game for preschoolers that promotes the development of healthy habits for life. Based on “Sesame Street,” the award-winning children’s television series, the learning game will be available for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in summer 2011.

“Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! uses gameplay to demonstrate how living a healthy lifestyle can be fun for young kids,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We worked closely with Sesame Workshop, the organization behind Sesame Street, to show simple, age-appropriate ways for kids to grow up healthy, strong and happy.”

“Building lifelong healthy habits starts in early childhood. Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! gets kids up and moving though stretching, jumping and dancing, models good hygiene practices and highlights the benefits of healthy food choices through fun and active game play,” said Rosemarie Truglio, Ph.D., Vice President, Education and Research, Sesame Workshop.

In the game, Grover sets out to create a series of challenges designed to help his Sesame Street friends get up and go! Through the course of the game, Elmo and Abby jump over obstacles, row a boat, and play “Grover Says,” all while learning important life lessons on healthy habits to grow with. Through their adventures, the game promotes physical activity, good nutrition, personal hygiene, and even the importance of rest and relaxation.

In Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover!, accessibility for preschoolers is enhanced with Grover-themed gameplay helpers, available for Wii and Nintendo DS at no additional charge. On Wii, the gameplay helper is a soft and fuzzy character cover with special grips that slips over the Wii Remote™, minimizing unnecessary buttons and making it easier and more fun to hold. For Nintendo DS, there is a jumbo click stylus designed for smaller hands, simplifying interaction with the touch screen.

Developed by Griptonite Games, Inc., the games are entertaining and intuitive, enabling preschoolers to play by themselves with minimal involvement while offering ways for parents to help. The game features a “Parent’s Page” where parents can review games their child has played, and review curriculum goals. Parents can also customize up to three profiles, set limits for number of games played and more.

Last year, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released Sesame Street: Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure and Sesame Street: Cookie’s Counting Carnival which encourage early literacy and math skills, respectively on Wii, Nintendo DS and PC.

Kids can continue the Sesame Street experience with Elmo’s Travel Songs and Games on DVD released on May 3, 2011 at an SRP of $14.98. Elmo’s Travel Songs and Games features a new travel-themed story and engaging games and exciting songs making it the perfect travel companion for families this summer.

For more information on Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover!, please visit www.SesameStreetVideogames.com.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 140 countries, and other acclaimed shows to help bridge the literacy gap including The Electric Company. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.

About Griptonite Games

Griptonite Games is the leading developer of high quality, fun games for handheld platforms. Located in Kirkland, WA, the studio employs over 100 people who are passionate about making handheld games. The studio has shipped over 50 titles across most of the major handheld platforms including GBC, GBA and DS, and is currently developing games for DS, PSP, iPhone and iPod Touch. Griptonite is a Foundation 9 Entertainment Studio. For more information, please visit: www.griptonite.com.

Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! software © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. “Sesame Street” and all associated characters and elements © 2011 Sesame Workshop. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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Disclosure: This product was provided to me for the purpose of this review. As a Dad I’m always looking for fun things for my daughter to play with that are also educational, this game is certainly in that category. Opinions are 100% my own.

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