Sesame Street has just launched a new app called Sesame Street Family Play. As its name suggests, the app encourages family members to play. But instead of presenting a game to play virtually on an iDevice, Sesame Street Family Play recommends real-world games for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Promising to turn your transitional time into play time, Sesame Street Family Play simply requires you to tell it where you are (at home, away from home, or traveling) and how many people are playing. The app then suggests a fun game idea based on those bits information along with a few other circumstantial factors.

Sesame Street Family Play

Sesame Street Family Play features the following:

  • 150+ Sesame Street game ideas
  • Hours of physical play for you and your family
  • No screen time required
  • Game ideas designed for every situation, from bedtime to bathtime, waiting rooms to airplanes
  • Game play designed to bring your family together
  • Exclusive link to Sesame Street content for parents
  • Powered by Tiny Games, the real-world gaming hit from international design studio Hide&Seek

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later, Sesame Street Family Play is available now in the App Store for free.

Note that the app is free to download during its launch week only. So, you have until Sunday, Sept. 22, to get the app at no cost.

Note, too, that Sesame Street Family Play initially comes with its “At Home” games collection already unlocked. To unlock the “Away From Home” and “Traveling” games collections, you have to avail of a $1.99 in-app purchase.