Sesame Wii games use unique (and fuzzy) remote-control cover

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For the first time, two video games will use a cover to actually hide buttons on the Wii Remote. “Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure” and “Cookie’s Counting Carnival” games from Sesame Street will use the plush cover (Elmo, right) to make the Nintendo control less confusing for youngsters, the Associated Press reports. “We will be the first to introduce such an aid,” said Scott Chambers, Sesame Workshop senior vice president of media distribution. “We’re doing it so that preschoolers can play and learn from these Sesame Street games without feeling frustrated with the controller.” The two titles are also the first Wii games from Sesame Workshop. The games are designed for 3- to 5-year-olds to be able to play without help from their parents.

Speaking of Sesame Street, don’t miss the photos of the eighth annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala on June 2, now up on entertainment site Monsters and Critics. Word on the Street is it’s the first time Snuffy attended.