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We found him very easy to play with -- just press his buttons to get him going. Press Elmo's foot and he will sit down on his stool to tell you a story. He even gestures to act out parts of his stories! Squeeze his nose, and he'll make a variety of silly sounds; he'll even ask you if you "have his nose" and ask you to give it back to him. Squeeze his hand, and he'll dance. Elmo even blows kisses, asks for hugs, and says he loves you. He tells jokes, acts ticklish, and more.
When he's laid on his back, or if your child doesn't play with him for a while, Elmo will go into a battery-save mode. He'll yawn, say he's tired, and shut down. Just press one of his buttons to get him going again.
Interactive Fun for Kids of Many Ages
We particularly enjoyed that, unlike some other "talking" toys, Elmo Live! doesn't just spout programmed phrases. Instead, he asks for interaction, and he responds as if your child is responding to him. For example, when he will ask for a hug and then say "thank you" as if he's received one, or he'll say he's ticklish and then will "respond" as if your child is tickling him. This makes an almost magical experience for your child, as if her toy is really coming to life.
The wide variety of things that Elmo Live! can do makes him a great toy to grow with your child. Younger children can engage in cause-and-effect play by simply pressing Elmo's buttons to see what he does. Our two-year-old tester was especially delighted with the silly sounds Elmo makes when his nose is squeezed. Understandably, her attention meandered during the somewhat lengthy stories. However, an older child will have the attention span and comprehension skills to appreciate them, as well as the silly jokes that Elmo tells.
Tips on Playing with Elmo! Live
Elmo makes lots of fun movements and gestures -- the only slight drawback is that his movements generate a somewhat loud, mechanical sound that sometimes interferes with being able to understand what Elmo is saying. He also has to be on a hard, flat surface -- otherwise he has a tendency to fall over. This in itself has a fun effect, however. When he falls over, Elmo asks you to help him back up again, and when he's put back upright, he'll say "thank you." Also, since his nose has to be squeezed with a bit of force to activate him, our two-year-old tester sometimes needed assistance with it.
Elmo Live! comes with 6 AA batteries. A Phillips screwdriver is required to replace them.
What's in the Box
Elmo Live! doll, with 6 AA batteries included
I don't believe Elmo Live was worth what I paid. It does not do much at all, I don't even know what the little blue stool is for, he does not sit on it or anything. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sharon Blizzard
This is a great toy and my granddaughters (2 yrs old twins , who we bought this for) love it. My 6 yr old grandson is also fancinated by it too. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lorraine Sharpe
I did love it but before Christmas my husband would play with it and finally it wouldn't work.
I therefore had to go down town and buy another more expensive Elmo, for my... Read more
elmo live is the (best,better,most wonderfull gift i have ever bought. elmo live can make any 2yr little child more happy than any toy i have ever bought. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert Bembery
Both grandchildren love this Elmo he lives on the special shelf, still in perfect working order after two and a half years.Published 10 months ago by Sheila Rawlinson
Yes I liked the toy but I was expecting it to come the box it was bought in because I saw the picturesPublished 14 months ago by Jessica M.
Okay folks, this is a toy for us. NO, it isn't for little Becky who is teething and will suck on Elmos chenille coating, which is alittle too thin anyway and get it caught in her... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gail
What can one say...its Elmo. I had one previously and it stopped working right. I loved getting Elmo back and hearing his laugh. No matter what is going on... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Carol Cox
This elmo may be fun...only if the child is a little older. When elmo talks, dances, and sings, it is obnoxiously loud and annoying to the point where it scares younger kids. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amanda Pratt