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Maureen Ryan

Happy Birthday, Elmo!

By February 3, 2012

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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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February 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm
(1) Megan says:

In our family, we think books are a must-have and we can definitely live without the DVDs!

February 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm
(2) Maureen says:

Agreed that books are essential! In fact, it’s up there with milk, so I’d never even think to put it on a list of what you need to get.

If you have any favorite titles, I’d love to hear them.

February 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm
(3) Jacinta :) says:

I think a torch or night light is essential for little ones at night it makes them less scared at bed time! :) )

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