I love Sesame Street! It just makes me happy to see muppets singing (especially when they are bopping along with some of my favorite pop stars) and it makes me happier to see my kids enjoy Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and even the characters I didn't grow up with -- like Elmo. In fact, DVDs of Sesame Street should be on my list of "What You Need for a Toddler" because they entertain, teach, and stimulate a child's imagination.
My son and I were lucky enough to be invited to Elmo's birthday party today. We met the three-and-half year old monster, played gamed, sang songs, and previewed Elmo's latest DVD, Elmo's Favorite Things. It was a blast!
So, in hindsight I would add Elmo and pals to my must-have list. What would you add? Post some ideas for other toddler parents
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