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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Gets them moving
I bought this for my 2 1/2 yr. old to help her burn off energy when we couldn't take her outside due to weather. She loves it and has asked for it every day since it arrived. (In fact, she's watching it right now.) The dances are very simple and easy to learn.
It has eight songs/dances:
"A Very Simple Dance": This one is her favorite. It gradually guides them through a bunch of moves (clap your hands, stomp your feet, turn around, touch your toes, etc.). I helped my daughter follow along the first two times and she did it on her own the third time. It reminds me of the little Dash's Dance Party clips on PBS.
"I'm a Little Airplane": I've seen this one on Sesame Street. The kids run around pretending to be airplanes.
"Birdland Jump": Lots of jumping to a jazz song, plus things like flapping your arms, etc.
"Do the Dog": They crawl around pretending to be dogs (barking, turning in circles, etc.)
"Do the Jelly": Reminds me of that 60s dance, The Swim
"Cat Had a Birthday": No real dance moves for this one. Kids jump to the song and say animal noises.
"Doin' the Grouch": Scowling, stomping, etc.
"A New Way to Walk": Kids are supposed to walk funny, with several suggestions provided. Clips of lots of other people strutting/dancing, including lots of celebrities, like Garth Brooks and Marisa Tomei. My daughter doesn't understand this one yet.
After that, there's a freestyle dance segment followed by a "Bonus Track" with Elmo rapping the alphabet 90s-style.
There are only a few lines of dialogue between each segment, and the opening two minutes of skit are easily skipped from the menu. Yes, the dancing is really simple and sometimes is basically just jumping, but she's two -- I'm not looking for the meringue. I rated it four stars instead of five because of things only adults would care about. The whole thing looks about 15-20 yrs. old, and the plot is really annoying. The dance instructor Celina complains about being tired after nearly every dance, and the more you watch it, the creepier Big Bird's responses become. (Well, I don't know Celina. This is Radar's party, and Radar says he wants another dance.) Celina's singing is sometimes offkey. Despite these things, it was exactly what I was looking for. It gets my daughter physically active on days she can't run around outside, and she enjoys it.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Worth every dollar
By Amazon Customer
Both my toddlers love this! They sing and dance to it throughout the whole video. What a great buy for Sesame Street lovers. The music and dancing keeps the kids attention. So cute!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. See all 147 customer reviews...
2 year old not especially interested, but that's okay
My 2 year old loves sesame Street, but seems to get distracted from this one easily. I think it's just that there are a lot of other kids in the video and she really just likes the characters that she's used to seeing. Cute video, nothing wrong with it. She does a lot better with "sing yourself silly"- she repeats words that she heard on that one.