Happy Birthday Elmo!

A child’s version of a HUGE celebrity — ELMO!  Marcus and I got a chance to celebrate Elmo’s Birthday with him and my little guy was over the moon!  We were first greeted at the door by Elmo’s friend Cookie Monster.  Let me tell you, when my little guy started crying, I thought, oh no!  He doesn’t want to meet Elmo.  But when he started sobbing and saying “Not Elmo, Not Elmo.”  I realized he thought I lied to him and here was Cookie Monster, not Elmo.

A quick ride up the Elevator quickly turned those tears into a huge smile.  He was ready to celebrate his favorite furry monster’s birthday.  To celebrate his birthday, Elmo blew out 3 and a half candles and showed us an exclusive preview of his new DVD Elmo’s World: Elmo’s Favorite Things, released on February 7th.

Join Elmo, Dorothy, Mr. Noodle, his brother Mr. Noodle and his sister Miss Noodle as they sing and dance their way through the latest two-hour Elmo’s World compilation. In Elmo’s World: Elmo’s Favorite Things, children learn about counting and enumeration; building self-confidence; visual discrimination and matching; appreciating similarities and differences; and friendship and conflict resolution. The emotional development and cognitive reasoning curriculums are reinforced for preschoolers as they have fun discovering and exploring new and exciting activities such as building, going to school, and celebrations.

Elmo’s World: Elmo’s Favorite Things has some of preschoolers’ favorite Elmo’s World segments including: School, Birthdays, Friends, Pets, Games, Beach, Dinosaurs and more. The disc also includes the DVD premiere of Elmo’s World: Building Things.  Special DVD extras feature a menu game to reinforce the educational curriculums, tips for parents and a downloadable 10-page activity book.

Now in its 42nd season, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television. The series has received more Emmy awards than any other show in television history (138), as well as a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award honoring the 40th year.  It’s a wonderful thing to share something as special as Sesame Street, which you grew up with, with your child. Elmo’s World: Elmo’s Favorite Things retails for $14.95 and is available nationwide.

How priceless is this picture of Marcus and Elmo!? LOVE!

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows, including The Electric Company, to help bridge the literacy gap. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

{ disclosure : We received a copy of the DVD for review and no other compensation.  My only incentive was the smile on my kid’s face. }