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Best of Elmo – Top 6 Elmo Toys

My daughter’s fascination with Elmo has finally started subsiding. I am not sure what happened, but you know what they say about looking a gift horse in the mouth. Unfortunately, at the peak of her obsession I was diligently researching some fun Elmo toys to perhaps surprise her on her birthday/Christmas/Easter or whatever else was coming up. Even though I am no longer going to be making use of my research (until either she gets her Elmo kick back or Ducky takes it up), I am going to share my findings with you. Hopefully this helps you shop for your Elmo-crazed little one.
Sesame Street Let’s Rock Elmo

We love music in our house. We buy the kids toy drums, pianos, maracas, guitars, etc. So I thought this toy was perfect, combining some of the kids’ favorite things. And Elmo kind of looks cute. But I didn’t say that.

Sesame Street Elmo Plush

This one is one of my favorites because it is so simple. Elmo isn’t doing anything, but with a child’s imagination he can be doing anything. Your kid can play with him, snuggle him, taking him anywhere. I love the versatility.

Fisher Price Tickle Baby Elmo

Ok, I have to admit is kind of cute. And you can quote me on that. This Elmo is considered a collectible, so it can be high in price. But if you are just getting it for your kid to play with, I recommend a knock off.

Sesame Street Elmo’s Find and Learn Alphabet Blocks

I love instructional toys, so I was very glad (even though not surprised) that Fisher Price made an Elmo alphabet set. Even though Munchie has several alphabet/number sets, one more, especially in a favorite character, can’t hurt. I may still get this one even if she is no longer a huge Elmo fan.

Sesame Street Car Seat Cover

I thought this one would be great to lure her into the car. Um… that kind of sounded wrong. But seriously, sometimes she just doesn’t want to get in the car. This is really frustrating in the mornings. So I thought this may be a little incentive. Also, if it doesn’t work as planned, at least I would have an easily removable car seat cover as opposed to having Hubby take the car seat out every time and hosing it done in the back yard, making it so I can’t take the kids anywhere in my car for a few days while it dries. All sorts of problems just got solved.

Fisher Price Elmo Live

Ok, this one is a little pricey if you buy it new. So your kid has to be absolutely devoted to Elmo. But if you can spare it, it is a pretty cool toy. You can also get it used. I personally have no problem with that, but I know some people would. Yet I could not have a Best of Elmo list without at least mentioning Live Elmo.

Are there any I have missed? What other Elmo toys are out there? 

There is Something About Elmo…

There is something about Elmo. And not in the Cameron/Mary way. This is probably the conversation they had when creating Elmo. Don’t ask me who “they” are. That is not important.
“Let’s create a TV character that will generate lots and lots of toy sales and make him more annoying than anything else ever before invented. “
“Like this?” the second guy asks holding the most annoying thing/creature imaginable.
“No! Even more annoying!”
And that is how the furry red creature we all know and hate, er, I mean love, came about. Which is fine and dandy, but then you have to consider that not only was he invented, kids everywhere love him. My daughter adores Elmo. This is a conversation she had with my mom the other day:
Munchie: Go! (this is what she says when she wants to be left alone)
Mom: Well if I go, who will take care of you?
Munchie: Elmo!
Elmo has taken over our house. He is all she asks for. He is the one she looks for. Forget that mommy has been at work all day. No “where’s mommy?” but “ELMO!” every evening before dinner, during bath time, before bed, during bed time, and probably in her sleep too.
If it were up to her, I would be replaced by a giant red creature. And now that I just wrote this, I am beginning to see the similarities. I mean, I am huge compared to my itsy bitsy twenty one months old daughter. I have red hair.
Oh my God! My daughter thinks I am Elmo! I am flattered? I think?
What do you think?