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Elmo Loves You DVD Review and Giveaway

When I was a kid, I really loved Valentine’s Day. Two of my favorite things are craft projects and giving gifts, so I loved making and exchanging homemade Valentine’s Day cards.

If you’re looking for a great Valentine’s Day movie to watch with young children, check out the newest Elmo DVD- Sesame Street: Elmo Loves You! I’ll confess that I have- at times- found Elmo annoying, but watching a review copy of Elmo Loves You changed my mind.

Elmo is making a “super special surprise card” when a gust of wind blows it away. His friends Rosita and Grover join him to search for the card. Along the way, they learn about different emotions, how to show someone you love them, and how to give compliments.

There’s a music video which shows kids how to sign “I Love You” as well as songs by Elmo, Rosita, Cookie Monster, Trisha Yearwood, John Legend and REM. My personal favorites were Cookie Monster singing the old classic “You Make Me Love You (I didn’t want to do it)” to a cookie and Rosita singing “Tu Me Gustas” (I like you) to Elmo.

The DVD comes with suggestions for parents including making a Valentine’s Day card with your child and playing the Emotions Game. (“With a friend, take turns making different facial expressions and try to guess what emotion the other person is feeling. What does it look like when you are feeling happy, sad, angry, silly or surprised?”

Educators often talk about the importance of developing pro-social skills. Children often act out when they lack the ability to verbally express their emotions. But when children have the skills to identify and understand how they are feeling (angry, sad, happy, etc) and the vocabulary to share their feelings, they are less likely to throw a tantrum or to hit a playmate.

Sesame Street: Elmo Loves You! helps pre-schoolers learn about emotions, love and friendship in a fun, age-appropriate way with a simple story, charming songs and great characters like Elmo, Grover, Rosita,  Cookie Monster and more. 

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For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm EST on January 30, 2009 telling us your favorite Valentine’s Day tradition or how you’ll be celebrating with your kids this Valentine’s Day. (Sorry..all contests are U.S. only unless otherwise specified.)

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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117 Responses to "Elmo Loves You DVD Review and Giveaway"

  1. Ashley Domes says:

    My families favorite Valentine tradition is decorating the front door with valentine wishes for Daddy. Then make sugar cookies for dessert. Then Grandma comes over with special projects, while Mommy and Daddy go out on the town.

  2. Marla says:

    I love to share sweet candy with my honey.

  3. Nanette Olson says:

    We go out for a nice dinner.

  4. Lisa Fosses says:

    My favorite tradition is making valentine cut-out cookies

  5. kathy pease says:

    going out to dinner

  6. Jodi F says:

    We will be celebrating my son’s 3rd birthday. So it will be a very fun day for us.

  7. Melanie says:

    My family always handmakes all of our cards, it makes them more special and personalized.

  8. Stephanie Bruce says:

    We are going to Rolling Hills museum for valentines day lots of fun and inexpensive for a family of four

  9. Marcy Strahan says:

    We bake cookies & cupcakes. Then we bring some of the goodies to our eldery friends & relative who are alone.

  10. Candie L says:

    I love making the Valentine’s Day boxes with the boys. Thank you

  11. Lori says:

    I am going to look forward to making valentine’s with my child.

  12. Kelly K says:

    Our tradition has always been to run out the day before and purchase cards for the kids class. Sometimes needing to go from store to store. But this year i’ve changed, I already have my cards!! I guess I need a new tradition.

  13. leah says:

    I’ll be home with my daughter making heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s day!

  14. Lily Kwan says:

    My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is going out to eat at a romantic restaurant.

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