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Sesame Street Toys

Something for every Sesame Street Fan


Updated November 09, 2012

It's hard to find a child who doesn't enjoy Sesame Street and the adorable characters that dwell there. As long as Sesame Street exists and there are children who love it, there will be toys to make those children happy. Here are some of the best of the many toys available.

1. Sesame Street Plush Gund

Gund Plush Elmo
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Gund is known for its cuddly plush toys. They are always well-made and stand up well to all the love that children give them. We had a number of Gund brand Sesame Street plush toys. My son had to be the world's biggest fan of all the characters, so he gave them plenty of love over the years. They went with him everywhere and spent the night with him cuddled closely. We still have them and although they don't look new, they are still in pretty good shape. These plush toys come in all sizes from the smallest 4 1/2" beanie style plush to the 17" plush.
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2. Sesame Street Alphabet Foam Floor Puzzles

Sesame Street Alphabet Floor Puzzle
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This is really more than a simple floor puzzle. It consists of 27 - 4" x 4" puzzle pieces made of a soft, but durable foam. Kids can put the pieces together to lie flat on the floor and even connect some to spell words. Of course, they can't spell words that repeat letters like "see," unless you buy more than one set, but the puzzle is still great fun for those verbally gifted kids that are fascinated by letters. Even if your child isn't one of those verbally gifted kids, this puzzle is still a lot of fun to play with. Kids can also put the pieces together to create cubes which they can toss around without doing any damage. Each piece has a letter with a picture representing the letter. The pictures are so cute too! For instance, the letter E piece has a picture of Elmo riding an elephant.
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3. Sesame Street Sesame Street Neighborhood Playset

Sesame Street Playset
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This playset can provide hours of fun for your Sesame Street-loving child. It consists of the two most iconic places on the street: Hooper's Store and 1-2-3 Sesame Street, complete with the front stoop and Oscar in his garbage can. The two places are hinged so that when they are opened, they create part of the street. Kids can play with the characters then in front of the street in the front or go to the back and find more play space like a dollhouse. The playset closes up and latches shut, keeping anything inside safe and less likely to get lost. It comes with Elmo and Cookie Monster, but additional characters may be purchased separately.
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4. Sesame Street K'Nex

Sesame Street Knex
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If you're familiar with k'nex, you know what wonderfully creative toys they are. You may not have seen Kid K'nex, though. Kid K'nex is to K'nex what Duplo is to Legos. The principle is the same, but they are designed for smaller fingers. Kid K'nex has a very large selection of Sesame Street themed sets, including the famous 1-2-3 Brownstown. There is also a firehouse, a fire truck, an ice cream truck, and a police care. In addition to buildings and vehicles, there are also sets for building some of the characters like Ernie and Grover. Those characters are larger sets. The building and vehicle sets come with one of more little characters. For instance, the police car comes with a little Elmo dressed in a police officer's uniform.
For ages 24 months and up
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5. Sesame Street Learn to Play Keyboard

Sesame Street Learn to Play Keyboard
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If your child loves Sesame Street and you'd like to introduce him to the keyboard, this is the perfect way to to it. I bought a similar keyboard for my son when he was about 2 1/2 years old. He wrote his first song on it: "I love you--hoo." Okay, so he wasn't a Mozart, but he did go on to study music theory in college. The keyboard has 38 notes, and includes 8 musical sounds, 4 percussion sounds, and 8 rhythms. It also has 19 demo songs and has an option that allows kids to record and then play back their masterpieces. Better yet, the keys light up to help the kids follow the notes in the demo songs. There is a more expensive version that comes with a stand, a stool, and a microphone.
For ages 2 and up
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