Sesame Street - Elmo's Potty Time
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Potty Fun for Your Little One
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Potty Time is a fun-filled, positive approach to potty training. It will have you dancing, singing and laughing as your child learns confidence-building skills and helpful healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Featuring Elmo, Curly Bear, Grover and more Sesame Street favorites, Elmo’s Potty Time will show your child that everyone – even moms, dads and monsters – has to learn how to use the potty.
- Elmo’s Potty Time video was written by Christine Ferraro and directed by Emily Squires.
- According to character descriptions, Baby Elmo is 13 months old.
- Elmo first appeared on PBS' Sesame Street in 1980.
- Elmo became such a popular Sesame Street character that he eventually was given his own segment, called Elmo’s World.
- The Elmo character, with his high-pitched voice and lovable personality, was the invention of muppeteer Kevin Clash.
Makes Learning Fun
- Featuring classic Sesame Street characters your little one knows and loves
- Warm and appealing messages, plus catchy tunes
- Includes a printable potty certificate and an interactive storybook
- A great way to introduce your child to the concept of potty training
- Available on DVD
Meet the Characters
Baby Elmo (voiced by Kevin Clash)
Baby Elmo is getting bigger, and it’s time for him to learn an important skill – how to use the potty. Is he ready to take this big step in growing up?
Louie (voiced by Bill Barretta)
Baby Elmo’s loving dad, Louie introduces his son to his new potty and explains what it’s for with a fun 'potty time' song.
Prairie Dawn (voiced by Fran Brill)
Another Sesame Street pal, Prairie Dawn tells Elmo where toilet paper is made and what it’s used for.
Curly Bear (voiced by Stephanie D’Abruzzo)
Little Elmo isn’t the only one learning new skills. Curly Bear is perfecting her potty habits, too.
Elmo creates a positive potty time experience with Baby Bear, Grover, and other Sesame Street friends with Elmo's Potty Time! This amusing potty training DVD for children will help them discover that everyone - mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends, and even monsters - has to learn how to use the potty. Your child will learn that accidents are okay and that it takes time and practice before he can use the potty on his own. Kevin Clash provides the voice of Elmo in the PBS kids TV show Elmo's Potty Time, availble now on DVD.
About the Actor
Kevin Clash was born on September 17, 1960, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an actor and producer, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), and most famous for the voice of Elmo in many Sesame Street productions including The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999), Elmo's World (2001), and Elmo's Potty Time (2006).
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We purchased the DVD in February when my daughter was 20 months old. We watched it sporadically. She really loved it! In fact, she insisted on sitting on HER potty in order to watch Elmo's Potty Time. After watching this DVD she was more interested in using the potty. It is now end of March and we have just finished successfully potty training her, in large part thanks to this video.
She loves Elmo, loved all the Elmo sequences (which are interspersed with general Sesame Street video and cartoon footage related to trying new things, growing up, listening to your body, toilet paper, washing your hands, etc.). True, it is not Elmo on the potty all the time, it starts with Elmo leaving the bathroom just having gone to the potty, then reflecting with his dad about when he was a baby and got his first potty - baby Elmo DOES sit on the potty and makes potty sounds at the end of the song - then Elmo goes to Sesame Street and interacts with his friends Baby Bear and his sister Curly, who is just learning to use the potty. Although some reviewers complained about the lack of Elmo, I'd say the DVD is about 50/50. Moreover, my daughter's FAVORITE part of the DVD is the "Dirty Diaper Blues" song, which is video footage of children running around in a backyard and a little girl uses the potty and then everyone rejoices about getting rid of diapers because soggy dirty diapers are no fun. I don't know what it is about this song, but the instant she heard it she started dancing around the living room like a maniac shaking her hands in the air and made me replay it about 5 times.
Overall, we think this video is great! We intend to continue watching it even now that she's potty trained in order to reinforce her achievement and also the importance of listening to her body, and so that she can take pride in the fact that just like Elmo she can use the potty.
First - no, it doesn't potty train your child. (Seriously, did someone think it would? It's a DVD. Kids learn through action. Yes, some watching is involved, but generally speaking, they just need to do it. You, their parent, are their first and most important teacher. Don't pawn this crucial role off on a video!)
Second - I don't expect a video to train my child, but it would be nice to see Elmo, or the other characters, in the bathroom a little more. I mean, he's a monster, so he doesn't need to worry about exposing himself...
He does sit on the potty in the first song, but that is as a baby monster. Since they decided not to show anyone actually in the bathroom, it would have been nice if they covered privacy - something along the lines of "When you get bigger, you'll go potty by yourself" or "Leave your mom alone when she goes potty!" (just kidding, sorta)
Third - I bought this DVD because I came across the first and last songs on YouTube. (The first song is Elmo's Potty, the last song is You'll do it, You'll use the Potty). My son loved it, "See Elmo. See Elmo potty!" Now, having seen the full video, those two songs would have been enough for us. The other songs are cute. We will watch it again. For the price, I don't mind that it's not an amazing video...
In the last song, they talk about how everyone will eventually learn to use the potty. During that song, Baby Bear comes out saying that she made "woo-woo" in the potty. When I watched it on YouTube, it really bothered me that she called it woo-woo; we just don't use baby talk at our house. I was happy to see that the full video talks about how different people use different terms to describe pee and poo. I want my kids to know that different people use different words. But I was also able to tell my daughter (nearly 4, who immediately jumped into baby mode) that woo-woo is the word Baby Bear uses, so she should still say poo. Just like our neighbor calls it pee-pees and poo-poos. We don't, but there's nothing wrong with those other words.
Would I recommend it? Sure. It's cute. It's under $10. It's Elmo...
BUT, if you're on the fence - look for Elmo's Potty Time on YouTube first.