Sesame Street has been a well-loved children’s show for many decades now and it’s still going strong. It’s an interactive educational program that uses muppets, puppets and monsters to teach children everything from counting to kindness. It also bridges customs, cultures, and countries so kids learn to appreciate people from all walks of life. Aside from a diverse human cast, a lot of these teachers are the muppets themselves and we’ve become very fond of these characters.
We love all of the Sesame Street characters and it’s hard to pick a favorite, but if we had to, Cookie Monster would be right up there. We all know him. He’s the big blue furry muppet that has a ferocious appetite for cookies!
Hasbro and Playskool have created a huggable Feed Me Cookie Monster toy that comes with his own partially eaten chocolate chip cookie in his hand. Press his tummy or put his cookie in his mouth and he’ll respond with his signature voice saying several silly phrases:
Om Nom Nom Nom,
Me Love Cookie,
Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy, Me Love Cookie,
Now That’s One Tasty Cookie,
One More Cookie Please!
Cookie, Cookie, Cookie
Oh Ya Thank You,
Hungry for more fun?
Ha Ha Ha
He’ll also vibrate a little when you press his tummy. Kids will have fun mimicking the Cookie Monster’s vocabulary and giggling with him over and over. Toddlers will also have a blast feeding him the chocolate chip cookie which will improve their fine and gross motor skills.
His eyes and the attached cookie are made out of plastic, but the rest of his body is plush. He stands about 33 cm (13 inches) tall and is super soft and silky smooth to hug. Cookie Monster is recommended for kids ages 18 months to 4 years. This toy comes with demo batteries but will require 2 AA alkaline batteries for future use.
Disclosure: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.