Game Picks: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece

August 14, 2012

ImageI was once advised by a music professor at a prominent local university to get my kids playing the oboe. All university orchestras need an oboe player, see, but the supply of graduating high school oboe players is unreliable at best. So college scholarship funds are always available for oboe players.

As a parent, that’s music to my ears (heh) and so far represents the bulk of our college savings plans. To get the ball rolling, we recently got hold of “Sesame Street: Elmo’s Musical Monsterpiece,” (Wii, DS; $19.99; rated E) a series of minigames for the Nintendo Wii and DS aimed at teaching basic musical principles to the littlest musicians.

Developed with the education experts over at Sesame Workshop, “Musical Monsterpiece” uses the wireless, motion-sensitive Wiimote controller to provide a hands-on approach to learning.

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