The first interactive shows will be Kinect Sesame Street TV and Kinect Nat Geo TV. The original television content will respond to a child's movements and voice through Kinect.
"We know that the most effective learning environments for children are those that are engaging and exciting, and that foster collaboration and a positive attitude toward learning," said Alex Games, Ph.D. curriculum and learning sciences expert and educational design director for Microsoft.
"With the controller-free magic of Kinect, we can encourage kids to use their motor skills and to learn using their body in immersive experiences. This new way to play allows children to learn by interacting with their favourite characters and engage with content in novel ways."
In addition to interactive shows, Sesame Workshop is also working on what it calls "Project Columbia". It will be designed to encourage reading, providing a portal for children to interact with stories and illustrations by using Kinect.
Developer Double Fine recently released the game Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster for Xbox 360 and Kinect.
Kinect Nat Geo TV is scheduled for release at retail in Spring 2012. No date or format has been named for Kinect Sesame Street TV at this time.
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