Bedtime with Elmo DVD Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
July 9, 2009

I grew up watching Sesame Street. My kids have grown up watching Sesame Street. The main difference between my Sesame Street experience and my kids’ Sesame Street experience is Elmo. I love Elmo, not only is he adorable, but he is well-mannered also!

I was excited to have the opportunity to receive the newly released “Sesame Street: Bedtime With Elmo” DVD on July 7th, 2009! It’s adorable and my kids LOVED it! You can buy it online for only $9.99!

I even had the chance to interview Elmo on the phone. He called me Miss Shannon – it was so cute! Here are some of the questions I asked Elmo:

What helps you the most when you are unable to go to sleep at night?

Elmo said that he takes a toy to sleep with (his favorite is his baby David). He loves it when his mom or dad read him a book. He listens to sweet and soft music. Finally, he loves to have his back rubbed by mom or dad.

What is one of your favorite bedtime stories to read?

Elmo said that he loves the book “Green Eggs and Ham.”

If kids have a hard time going to sleep because they are afraid of the dark, what can they do?

Elmo suggested using a nightlight. If you are afraid of it being dark, just wait a few minutes for your eyes to adjust and you’ll realize it gets a little lighter and it won’t be pitch black anymore.

What is your favorite part of bedtime?

Elmo said “Waking up!”

What is your favorite thing about living on Sesame Street?

Elmo said he loves everything about Sesame Street, especially playdates with his friends, like Andrea Bocelli.


I also have some great bedtime tips to share with you!

Bedtime can be a wonderful time to bond with your child and help them feel safe and secure. Here are some fun and simple ways to make bedtime enjoyable and to help your child get a restful night’s sleep!

Establish a Consistent and Positive Bedtime Routine

Help your child transition to bed by having predictable activities that take place at the same time each night, such as going to the bathroom, brushing teeth, getting into pajamas and reading stories. Children can be comforted by routine and benefit if their bedtime schedule is followed as regularly as possible.

Quiet Playtime

Help your child wind down from the day by getting him into pajamas earlier than usual and engaging in relaxing activities like reading, playing a quiet game, doing a puzzle, or drawing together. Give him extra long cuddles before putting him to bed!

Sharing Special Moments

Talk to your child about her day before going to sleep. Ask her to choose a favorite part of the day and discuss why it was special. Encourage her to think of something that she is looking forward to doing tomorrow as she falls asleep.

Bedtime Stories

Help your child choose a favorite book at bedtime. After reading the story, ask him what he thinks his favorite character might do to get ready for bed. Talk about ways his bedtime routines might be similar or different. Remind him that everyone needs a good night’s sleep to feel rested and energized in the morning!

Glimmer of Light

Help your child feel safe when sleeping in the dark by placing a small night light in his room or hallway. You can also let him keep a small flashlight under his pillow to help him feel safe. Talk to him about how he is feeling and let him know that while it is okay to be scared, reassure him that there is nothing to be afraid of in the dark and you are always close by if he needs you.

Sweet Dreams

Provide your child with a quiet, cozy and comfortable bedroom for her to sleep in. Your child should look forward to sleeping in her room and feel safe and secure. Allow her to have her favorite blanket or stuffed animal nearby for comfort when going to bed. You can also set up a CD player to play soft calming music or lullabies as she falls asleep.


To celebrate the release of “Bedtime with Elmo,” 3 lucky readers on The Mommy-Files will win a copy of this great DVD!!!


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– Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, JULY 22nd, 2009 and the winner will be announced on this blog on Thursday, July 23rd (as well as emailed).**IF YOU SUBMIT A COMMENT AFTER 11:59 PM ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND, IT WILL BE DELETED**

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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