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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful.
Best of its Class in infant stimulation - not just for vocab
By A Customer
This video is simply fabulous - but inappropriately marketed. This is a first class infant stimulation video in the same class as the best of the Baby Einstein Companies products. My toddler- now 1 year old LOVES this video. The main value is not vocabulary - I would think that most toddlers would learn all the words presented between 18 mos. and 2 years old, anyway. By watching this video, infants & toddlers learn to associate the 'real thing' with other representations of the object (like kids playing with or using the object, and toy-versions of the object). There is a language skills benefit that the infant / toddler learns to associate the word spelled out on the screen with various representations of the object with the spoken word. Besides all of this, it is highly engaging for a number of reasons.
Like many similar (infant stimulation / development) products, the sound track is classical music, mostly Mozart. The voice on the tape is a woman's, and she says a word (like train, teddy bear, ball, dog, nose, etc.) in a non-monotonous way (this is a big problem with other videos of this type). Then we see a series of shots of kids of all ages using or interacting with the object, a live-action video shot of the object, a still-shot of the object, and a toy-versions of the object. Some of the greatest features of this video are that it includes animals like dogs & cows that my daughter - like most toddlers - loves to watch. Also, it is well known that infants / toddlers like to see faces, especially other babies. There are numerous shots of kids of all ethnic backgrounds and ages - shot in very engaging ways including close-ups, and doing things (like bouncing a ball - for "ball," or eating with a spoon - for "spoon"). The production quality of this video is superb, and you don't get the sense that the producers cut corners by inserting cheap computer-generated animation (which I have found are not good at keeping babies' attention).
We have a rather complete library of infant stimulation / development videos, including all of the 'So Smart' Series, Baby Einstein Company's videos, the BabyScape videos, and a Baby Genius' video - all of which I have reviewed on this site. I consider this video, "Bee Smart Baby," and Baby Einstein Company's "Baby Van Gogh" - the 'best of its class.'
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
A+++++ rating - My son is really into this DVD!
By Chrissi Burrell
As a sensory seeking child (SPD), my son had a speech delay. We have many videos like BabyEinstein and Baby Genius, amongst many other great educational videos. THIS DVD is amazing. My son loves it and practically wants to watch it over, over and over!!! I was astounded by how much he enjoyed it. He gets super excited and loves to identify the objects as they are saying them. I rate this DVD and A+++++
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. See all 74 customer reviews...
If you have any doubts, don't, you should get it!
My son is two years old and not much of a talker at all.... He is really hyper active, as soon as I try to read to him or go over flash cards he tries to grab everything and throw it. Very difficult to get him to work with me. After reading the reviews I got the video set and as soon as I put it on, he quiets down and watches this film! The film is a little out dated and simple but it really does work, he now repeats more words and recognizes objects from the video. I say it was worth it. I also got a baby babble vol 1 and I think this one is much better, really great work to help your kids.