Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sesame Street Singing Pop Up Pals by Fisher Price

This toy features four of Sesame Streets most popular characters, all singing excerpts from their famous songs. When the doors are closed, or in Oscar's case the lid of his trash can pushed down, children can activate the toy by pushing, sliding, or turning one of the four buttons to make the door open and start the character singing. Strengths: The characters are appealing and having to manipulate the buttons in different ways to activate the toy promotes not only fine motor development but also problem solving skills. Weaknesses: Ernie, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Oscar only sing very brief excerpts of their songs (but this isn't always a weakness) and some families have complained that their Pop Up pals box was easily broken or malfunctioned quickly. I have had mine for about 2 years and it's gotten a lot of use by young children and it's still working well. Price: $21 - $25. Where to Buy: This toy has fairly wide availability. You can find it at Wal Mart and Target or at

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