Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

Who Will Laugh More: Elmo or Your Toddler? #LOLElmo

Actually I think I laugh more than both of them. It might be terrible of me, but I have to stifle a giggle when my toddler says she’s scared of Elmo. Don’t worry, I’m not traumatizing her – she just asks ME to play with him instead.

Like many toddlers and preschoolers, Rissa likes Sesame Street. She can name several characters and showed a real preference for Ernie for awhile. While we don’t watch the show on a regular basis, we do enjoy Sesame Street books and toys. I have to admit I’m sort of amazed at how Elmo has maintained his popularity. He used to annoy me (before I had kids) and the Tickle Me Elmo craze caused some serious holiday drama a few years back. I have to admire him for how he’s kept it cool and stayed true to himself despite his growing popularity.

I’ve come to think Elmo is actually kind of cute. His high pitched voice doesn’t bother me like it once did. As a mom, I’ve learned to appreciate his toddleresque qualities as well as to tune out things when they start getting to me. As I watch my daughter grow, it’s funny the similarities I see in her and Elmo. Although she’s still a little scared to be too close when he moves, she loves to watch him from a safe distance away. Slowly she is getting braver and will squeeze his foot once in awhile!

The Playskool Sesame Street LOL Elmo just won a PTPA award too!

More about the new LOL Elmo:

  • Elmo loves a sidesplitting, rolling-on-the-floor gigglefest! And preschoolers will too with LOL Elmo!
  • He laughs up a storm, tells jokes, and comes with a Dorothy fishbowl squeaker toy for even more silly fun!
  • The more Elmo laughs, the more he rolls and shakes!
  • Hold Elmo’s foot to activate “joke mode” and he will tell silly jokes!
How to make Elmo laugh:
  • Press his feet!
  • Tickle his tummy!
  • Squeeze Dorothy’s fishbowl. It squeaks!

You can check out a short video of me tickling Elmo’s feet and tummy:


This giveaway has ended and the winner contacted.

Disclosure: I am a PTPA Hasbro/Playskool Ambassador. I received LOL Elmo to review and am receiving compensation for my time working on this campaign.

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  1. Jessica G November 18, 2012 Reply

    definitely would give this to my 21 month old daughter – she loves elmo!

  2. Corutney November 18, 2012 Reply

    My elmo obsessed son!

  3. SueSueper November 18, 2012 Reply

    This would be perfect for my nephew.

  4. Catharine November 18, 2012 Reply

    My grandson who is not quite 2. Loves Elmo. Such a gentle voice and laugh.

  5. Jonnie November 19, 2012 Reply

    My nephew

  6. Susan Hartman November 19, 2012 Reply

    My granddaughter Emma loves Elmo

  7. Tahlia B. November 19, 2012 Reply

    My daughter =)

  8. Jeannie November 19, 2012 Reply

    My son. He’s an elmo lover!

  9. angela m November 19, 2012 Reply

    My daughter would love this

  10. Anne Taylor November 19, 2012 Reply

    I would love to donate this to the Single Parent Center for a wee one who needs their services

  11. Stacie November 19, 2012 Reply

    My niece Avery.
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  12. maria November 19, 2012 Reply

    My nephew would like this

  13. Stephanie November 19, 2012 Reply

    my son

  14. Karla November 19, 2012 Reply

    I would give it to my freind who has a little one for Christmas.

  15. Tammy November 19, 2012 Reply

    My little guy loves elmo would love to win this for him for christmas.
    tammykd at live dot com

  16. Olivia L November 20, 2012 Reply

    My toddler would go crazy for this!

  17. andalene November 20, 2012 Reply

    My goddaughter, grace.

  18. Ladena November 20, 2012 Reply

    Love Elmo! My son would love this toy!

  19. Michelle B November 20, 2012 Reply

    My daughter would love to receive an LOL Elmo.

  20. tina manuel November 21, 2012 Reply

    My daughter would be tickled to receive a Lol elmo under the tree…..e4e5e6

  21. Sarah p. November 22, 2012 Reply

    My daughter would receive this as a gift. I think she would love it :)

  22. Jeanette Jackson November 22, 2012 Reply

    I know my grandson would love this.

  23. Angela M November 22, 2012 Reply

    I’d give this to me daughter.

  24. Jeannette Laframboise November 23, 2012 Reply

    My granddaughter would go crazy for this! She loves Elmo. ;-)

  25. Kristi Renout November 23, 2012 Reply

    My sons would love this!

  26. shauna wyspianski November 23, 2012 Reply

    My little son would love this.smwwin

  27. Belinda McNabb November 24, 2012 Reply

    My niece would be thrilled to receive this

  28. Paula huie November 25, 2012 Reply

    My 17 month old would love to get this for Christmas!! He stops everything when the commercial comes on! Thank you for the chance!ProductJunki

  29. Dorothy Boucher November 25, 2012 Reply

    would love to give this to my little grandson, oh he would love this ;)

  30. Doris Calvert November 25, 2012 Reply

    My nephew would love this but might go to Santa’s Anonymous

  31. Donna Marie November 25, 2012 Reply

    my son would love this

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