The good news is with prior programming and freeing Elmo from the confines of his annoyingly complicated packaging this toy should be a huge hit. I particularly like Elmo telling the child by name, nice job on brushing your teeth. You will need a smart phone or a tablet for the application and I strongly advise you to do all of the above prior to handing the child a box with Elmo in it. Proper preparation will save the parent and the child loads of frustration. Hasbro should design less frustrating packaging, provide better documentation and clearer instruction as to how to get the application. In spite of that, I really liked this toy.
· Elmo will refer to a child by name when parents select it in the Love2Learn Elmo app
· Customize toy play with the app! 350+ responses
· Sings 10 songs, laughs, and plays games and music
· Elmo interacts with the app's games to play with children
· Includes Elmo toy and instructions
· Powered by 4x 1.5 AA Alkaline Batteries. Not included.
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