The beloved Elmo has returned. Many of you will remember the Tickle me Elmo craze 10 years ago (was it really that long ago?) And now the talk of Sesame Street is the New Big Hugs Elmo. It is a large toy that will make your child want to hug Elmo. It is more suitable for children over the age of three. Its size can be intimidating to youngsters.
Elmo loves and receives hugs. Wave your arms, dance and play astronauts or rabbits. You have to see it to believe it. It is easily activated by pressing on your left foot and belly. Big Hugs Elmo will ask for hugs. Hug him too tightly and he will tell you that he is hugging you too tightly. When it’s nap time (the best time of the day for any parent), Elmo sings a lullaby and even does sound effects for sleeping. Yes, Elmo.
Elmo has 50 animated sounds and phrases. The favorite is “Elmo loves to be hugged.” There is no volume control, but this toy is not too loud or too soft. When Elmo gets a nice hug, he returns the hug and says phrases or sings about hugs.
Elmo is durable, but if you’re looking for a super soft plush toy, you’ll be surprised to know that even though its fur is soft, you can feel the “parts” inside. Your mechanical arms and legs may feel stiff. I’m not sure if it’s plastic or metal, but you can feel them pretty easily. The same goes for the computer control in the belly area and the battery compartment. Therefore, if your child is a toy swinger and throws toys without thinking about where it might land, such as on his head, care must be taken. This toy has some hard plastic parts that could hurt little savages. 4 AA batteries are needed to bring Big Hugs Elmo to life. Inserting batteries can be tricky, please be patient before trying. A warning to help Elmo live longer reads “Keep Elmo on his back or in an upright position with his arms in natural resting protection. IMPORTANT: Do not leave Elmo with his arms bent for long periods of time.”
Some Big Hugs Elmo Highlights
Imagine with 4 fun imaginative scenarios about astronauts, rabbits, frogs and horses.
She puts Elmo to bed and he falls asleep and sings a lullaby.
Move Elmo around and see how he responds.
Dance and sing with Elmo.
Hug your Big Hugs Elmo toy and he really does hug you back.
Big Hugs Elmo is a highly valued toy. It is a large toy and not as soft and cuddly as a stuffed toy. Elmo has excellent animatronics, movement, songs, and phrases. Be careful of the “hardness” of some internal parts, as they could hurt a child if they are thrown at others or at themselves.
Big Hugs Elmo strongly encourages and supports imaginative play, affection and caring, and physical movement. All of these are essential for growth and development. When Elmo speaks, his mouth moves and the movement of his mouth was quite in sync with his words, phrases, or songs. Get ready for travel, as this two-foot-tall furry creature will be carried everywhere. Elmo is a positive toy that is a reminder that your child can always find a hug. After all, everyone loves Elmo.