As a mom, there are a few things about Elmo that I appreciate in particular. Not only is he an incredibly realistic counterpart of his storybook and TV persona, he also operates solely on 4 AA batteries despite the wide array of actions he's capable of. Compared to similar toys, this Elmo doll is capable of the same actions, if not more, but without charging cables, USB plug-ins and additional batteries. That's a solid win in my book!
Elmo is rated for children ages 18 months - 4 years old and with a variety of engaging games and activities, he is built to grow with your child. He currently retails for less than $50 and would make for an excellent Christmas gift!