This week was a good one for Elmo lovers everywhere. My son and I have always been huge fans of Elmo (he even sleeps with an Elmo at night!) so we were very excited to attend a launch party for the newest, most interactive Elmo toy ever… PLAYSKOOL’s Let’s Rock! Elmo.
The invite-only event hosted in part by Hollywood Hot Moms took place at a location that is just as fabulous as the toy itself – the Empire Hotel near Lincoln Center, NYC. Not only were we able to test out Let’s Rock! Elmo, which by the way, my son really loves, but we were also able to take loads of pictures on the red carpet with Elmo and other Sesame Street characters. My son was in Sesame Street heaven!
Let’s Rock! Elmo sings, plays instruments, and invites budding musicians to rock out with him. When the kids hand Elmo the tambourine, drums, or microphone, he recognizes which instrument he is using and engages in a jam session.
It was also so much fun watching Elmo get tips and tricks about what it takes to be a rock star from his famous friend, Randy Jackson. Since Randy is an Award-winning Grammy producer who is known for his ability to lead the next generation of music superstars into the spotlight, it was only fitting that he was there as Elmo’s “coach.” We loved singing along as Elmo and Randy practiced their ABC’s. What a treat!
I think Let’s Rock! Elmo (PLAYSKOOL/ Ages 18 months and up/ Approximate retail price $69.99) will be one of the hottest toys on the market this holiday season so be sure to score yours before it is too late!
Contributing Mama: Alicia Harper, M.A., Ed.M. is a single mother, blogger, and recent graduate of Columbia University. Her life is filled with all things pink, except for the one bit of blue – her rambunctious 3-year-old son. Together they make a great pair, and Alicia blogs about the trials and triumphs of being a young, single mother living in NYC at Mommy Delicious.