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Elmo is calling. Who's on the phone? The adorable Elmo, of course. When Elmo calls, it's a great chance for your child to learn how to interact with others on the phone. Elmo will say basic words and sentences to them, and it's their job to respond with what they've been taught. It's cute, fun, and educational time with Elmo!
Elmo's a turkey. With playful words from the popular Sesame Street character, it's never been more fun for your children to learn basic vocabulary. Watch as your child plays and interacts with Elmo as he teaches them simple words, and sit back and smile knowing that they're learning and having fun at the same time.
What is it about?
Elmo calls is a series of pre-recorded "Face-time"-like videos. There are more than 10 different videos to play. Each one starts with the phone ringing, and Elmo gives time for your child to answer, so the call feels interactive. You can also see video "voice-mail" messages to see what Elmo said while you were away.
For those who...
- Must have app for any Elmo-lover
- Great at keeping toddlers entertained while practicing their vocal skills
Not for those who...
- It's not great if your child is too old to realize Elmo is not actually responding to what they are saying
- Older kids will find it silly
Why we love it
If your toddler is like most miniature people, he/she always gets a kick out of seeing Elmo. The added excitement of making your chile believe it's interactive and they are actually FaceTiming with Elmo will score major points with parents everywhere.
Elmo Calls is $1.99 but there are more add-ons
"All Calls" Pack
"Happy Habits" Pack
"Laugh With Elmo!" Pack
"Sing With Elmo!" Pack
"Playdate With Elmo" Pack
"You Can Do It!" Pack
"Special Visits" Pack
"Elmo is Proud of You!" Pack
App Store Description
This is an app full of fun phone calls from Elmo, which will help teach your child about healthy habits, self-confidence, and letters.
Pick up the phone, Elmo’s calling! Receive video calls, audio calls, and voice mail from Sesame Street’s own furry, red monster. Or, give him a call yourself! With Elmo Calls you can laugh, play, and sing with Elmo!
• Receive audio and video calls from Elmo, or dial Elmo yourself.
• Receive voicemail from Elmo regularly and listen to the messages any time.
• See live video of yourself in the corner of the screen while you’re chatting with Elmo.
• Grown-ups can activate calls or schedule calls for a variety of situations, such as time to wake up! (more calls for going to the doctor, bath time and learning to potty available with additional call packs)
"Elmo Calls" encourages children to engage in imaginative play, practice listening skills and sing songs with Elmo! This app also fosters self-confidence by encouraging children to celebrate important life moments, such as visiting the doctor, going to the potty and learning the alphabet!
The Sunny Day Sampler Call Pack comes with your purchase of Elmo Calls. This pack includes 13 fun-filled calls for you and your child to enjoy right away! For even more calls, download "Playdate with Elmo" for FREE, plus you can buy additional Call Packs easily right within the app:
• Firsts and Celebrations: Special calls for special days. Elmo calls you during big events, such as your birthday!
• Elmo is Proud of You: You're proud of your achievements and so is Elmo!
• Feelings: Everybody has feelings and Elmo can call you to share and talk about those feelings.
• ABCs: Saying your ABCs is fun! It’s even more fun with Elmo!
• Special Visits: Elmo wants to talk about your special plans for today.
• Holidays: Holidays are fun to celebrate and Elmo wants to celebrate with you!
• You Can Do It!: No matter what you're learning, whether its your ABCs or using the potty, Elmo wants to cheer you on.
• Sing with Elmo!: Elmo sings for you! You can sing along or just listen.
• Happy Habits: Healthy habits are more fun when you do them with Elmo.
• Laugh with Elmo: Elmo just wants to say hi!
• Playdate with Elmo: Play and pretend with Elmo! (FREE)
• Please allow Push Notifications to receive scheduled calls from Elmo!
Sesame Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.
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