This past weekend my little one was feeling under the weather. She was sitting on the couch watching a movie when I quietly brought Elmo over and placed him next to her. She immediately and instinctively wrapped her arms around him and enjoyed some soft Elmo cuddles. Of course Big Hug Elmo is great at giving hugs. With a name like that he has to be! Elmo also does so much more.
Put Elmo to bed and listen to the sweet lullaby he sings. Or sometimes he just randomly starts playing a tune.
He whispers sweet nothings
Elmo has quite a vocabulary and everything he says is full of love and encouragement. In fact, after “hugs” “love” is Elmo’s favorite word!
Elmo loves to pretend with you! A horse, an astronaut, even a frog. Elmo knows how to bring out the imagination in kids!
Just like all of us, Elmo gets tired. Lay Elmo down and after he sings his lullaby he drifts off to sleep with a few adorable snores.
There’s no doubt that Big Hugs Elmo is a born hugger but that’s just one of the many sides to this loveable creature. And one of the things I love, as a parent, about Elmo is that he knows when to stop. So many of the interactive kids toys these days just seem to keep going and going, even when you would like them to just hush already! Elmo isn’t like that. If you don’t interact with him, after a few moments he just sits quietly until YOU are ready to play again. Or you can simply lay him down on his back and let him drift off to sleep. Kids already make enough noise, I know I don’t need anymore! And even when Big Hugs Elmo is talking and playing his voice is at just the right volume and pitch. This is not one of those noisy toys you hide the batteries for and tell the kids “he’s broken.”
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