Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know Elmo, that loveable and unbelievably popular character from Sesame Street, who is a whizz at teaching children reading skills. Well, Hasbro has given Elmo a new lease on life that is guaranteed to endear him to a whole new generation of youngsters.
Powered by six AA batteries, Let’s Rock Elmo is a new interactive toy that combines elements of advanced technology, music and entertainment. Elmo, his usual red fluffy self, comes with a microphone, drum set and tambourine. Looking cool in his black t-shirt, our rock star Elmo sings and plays and invites your child to join in with him. If Elmo asks for his drums, just place them in front of him and he will start to play one of the six songs in his rocking repertoire – Elmo Likes to Rock and Roll, What Elmo Likes About you, Sing Out, Elmo’s World, It Takes Two and the Rock and Roll Alphabet Song. And your child can take the microphone and tambourine and play along. At the end of the song, give Rock and Roll Elmo the tambourine and he instantly identifies the new instrument in his hand and will start to play again.
One of the wonderful things about Let’s Rock Elmo is that it interacts with three other instruments in the Let’s Rock range. Available separately, these are the Let’s Rock Cookie Monster Keyboard, the Let’s Rock Elmo Guitar and the Let’s Rock Grover Microphone. When your child picks up the keyboard and starts to play, Elmo immediately knows and joins in the ever-popular “ABC” song and he will join in “Elmo’s World” when your child begins to play the guitar. If your child prefers to sing, then using the Grover Microphone will amplify his voice and Elmo will automatically sing along.
The result is that, just like Sesame Street, Let’s Rock Elmo teaches your child in a fun and exciting way. Children lucky enough to have this delightful interactive toy will learn to understand some of the fundamentals of music and how different instruments come together to create the harmonious sounds we love. Let’s Rock Elmo is also great for boosting the self-esteem of children as he makes encouraging comments on their singing and playing. Just think how good they will feel when they join in and believe that they have contributed to making the great sounding music that Let’s Rock Elmo produces.
Science has shown that music helps to develop a young child’s mind. What more fun way for your child to become acquainted with music than through play with Let’s Rock Elmo’s interactive rock band? It’s stimulating, exciting and guaranteed to fire your child’s imagination. And, for good measure, Elmo also sets a good example by always being well-mannered and polite.
You can find Let’s Rock Elmo at good toy stores and online but it is selling like hot cakes and will surely be up there with the bestsellers this Christmas. It will cost you anywhere between 45 and 70, so it is well worth doing a price check online, as you could save a lot of cash. Isn’t your child worth it?